Comedy From the Greek Komoidia  Research Paper

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While the term may have been used in slang that Grant and Hepburn were familiar with, it was ad-lib, not in the script. The scene in question has Grant's character wearing a woman's negligee, and when asked about it, replies, "Because I just went gay all of a sudden," the double entendre meaning "happy" or referencing homosexuality. The general public did not really become familiar with the term until the 1960ss, but no one in the film ever confirmed the reference (Russo 47).

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