In the movie The Incredibles, the characters have the following dialogue:


HONEY: What?

LUCIUS (FROZONE): Where's my supersuit?

HONEY: What?

LUCIUS (FROZONE): Where is my supersuit?

HONEY: I, uh...put it away.


HONEY: Why do you need to know?

LUCIUS (FROZONE): I need it!

HONEY: Uh-uh! Don't you think about running off doing no derrin'-do! We've been planning this dinner for two months!

LUCIUS (FROZONE): The public is in danger!

HONEY: My evening's in danger!

LUCIUS (FROZONE): You tell me where my suit is, woman! We are talking about the greater good!

HONEY: "Greater good"? I am your wife! I'm the greatest good you are ever gonna get!

The wife appears to be implying that good has a double-meaning.

In the West Wing Episode 20 Hours in America - we see the following interchange:

TOBY: Afternoon.


TOBY: We'd like some food to go.

FIONA: What would you like?

TOBY: What's good?

FIONA: Everything.

TOBY: What's your specialty?

FIONA: Taking someone's order and giving it to them.

TOBY: Okay.

FIONA: I saw you drive up. You people going to cause trouble.

TOBY: I swear not on purpose.

FIONA: Everytime he comes around here, there's trouble. I don't want leaflets around my place. You handing out leaflets?

TOBY: No, uh, we just want food.

FIONA: Yeah, well, what to do need?

TOBY: You wouldn't say there was some sort of local delicacy...

FIONA: I'm getting my husband.

Here we see the wife start to get offended when Toby asks here "What's good?"

My question is: Is 'good' a double-entendre in some parts of the US?

closed as off-topic by MetaEd, oerkelens, vickyace, NVZ, tchrist Jun 4 '16 at 4:39

This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason:

If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

  • 3
    What makes you think it is? – MetaEd Jun 2 '16 at 13:29
  • 5
    No, no inherent second 'racy' meaning. In the Incredibles exchange, Honey is just saying that whatever Frozone thinks is good, marrying her is always going to be a better thing. For Toby and Fiona... it's very common for a customer to ask what they think would be good on the menu. – Mitch Jun 2 '16 at 13:40

While it can be, good is a hard-working word with many meanings and senses as the link to wordnet shows.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.