Are you feeling hot because my lingerie is cool?

What is the speaker asking here? Is the speaker offering advice to someone? Or, perhaps the speaker is asking a question about the cause of a person’s condition.

  • A question is a question surely? How is the quoted question offering advice? – Andrew Leach Apr 1 '15 at 10:01
  • The person wants to know the cause of the condition and hence is using "because" to determine the cause. – Mamta D Apr 1 '15 at 10:04
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    It's a play on words. Feeling "hot" (meaning turned on) by lingerie that is "cool" (for lingerie to be "cool"/nice, it's likely sexy). – Mike Apr 1 '15 at 10:05
  • Mike (see his comment: play on words) has the right idea. – Marius Hancu Apr 1 '15 at 10:15
  • Is it hot in here, or is it just me? – rhetorician Apr 1 '15 at 10:49

In this case you are thinking about "hot" and "cool" in their normal definitions relating to temperature.

You should recognize that this is not the intent of the sentence. A slang meaning should be applied to "hot" and "cool"


In this context you are referring to sexual excitement.

Another slang meaning relates to "superior"

eg. He thinks he is so hot, but he isn't really!


In this context being cool means looking fashionable, even sexy because of the garment that it refers to.

Another slang meaning would be "calm" "not excitable"

eg. This business man is very cool when he is in a difficult negotiation.


This sentence could be written this way without the use of slang

Are you excited because my lingerie is so sexy?

This is a woman talking because men don't wear "lingerie". She is flirting with probably a man but it could be a woman too, depending on her sexual persuasion.

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