11 Lessons We Learned From Mean Girls

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    Mean Girls is the ultimate girl movie. It had drama, humor, and plenty of designer handbags. We’re still quoting it 10 years later around the office, so in honor of the movie’s anniversary, we thought we’d take a look at our favorite teachable moments. Get in—we’re going shopping.

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    Lesson 1: Big hair isn’t just for Texas.

    “That’s why her hair is so big. It’s full of secrets.” 

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    Lesson 2: Confidence is key.

    “I’m a mouse, duh.”

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    Lesson 3: Color coordination equals intimidation.

    “On Wednesdays we wear pink.”

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    Lesson 4: Beware of catty salesgirls with a point to prove.

    “We only carry sizes one, three, and five. You could try Sears.”

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    Lesson 5: There’s a fine line between narcissism and self-esteem.

    "I'm sorry that people are so jealous of me. But I can't help it that I'm popular."

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    Lesson 6: We all experience outfit envy.

    "One time I saw Cady Heron wearing army pants and flip flops. So I bought army pants and flip flops."

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    Lesson 7: Beware of the backhanded compliment.

    “Oh my God, I love your skirt!” 

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    Lesson 8: Sexy is as sexy does.

    “Halloween is the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.”

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    Lesson 9: Sometimes, style has no limit.

    “The limit does not exist.”

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    Lesson 10: The weather report can come from unexpected places.

    “It’s like I have ESPN or something. My breasts can always tell when it’s going to rain. Well… they can tell when it’s raining.”

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    Lesson 11: Long hair, don’t care.

    “I have this theory, that if you cut off all her hair she’d look like a British man.” 


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