One of Gemini’s most notable quirks is their tendency to pick up on the speech patterns of others. Being a mutable sign ruled by Mercury, they naturally become chameleons, matching their communication to their environment. This is why Gemini is great at getting along with other people, but boy, can it get them into trouble!
I had a double Gemini friend back in high school who we used to say had a superpower for making any situation awkward. Whenever she would encounter someone with an accent, she would pick it up so quickly that they were SURE she was mocking them. This was never, ever the case, and she was deeply mortified every time. But the thing is, that mimicry was such a fundamental part of her nature that she wouldn’t have any idea she was doing it until it was too late.
Gemini also tends to pick up slang from odd sources. Every Gemini I’ve ever met has an incredibly distinctive idiolect. Having Gemini myself, I’ve been told that my slang makes me sound like a very, very confused time traveler. It’s not uncommon to hear a Gemini use phrases from 90’s hip-hop culture, 1920’s flappers, and Shakespeare all within the same breath. “Word yo, he is indeed a supercilious cad! His girlfriend needs to get on the trolley!”
Gemini’s incredible mutability combined with their magpie-like attraction to anything interesting can definitely be more than a little disorienting and even a little embarrassing. But keeping things interesting is what Gemini does best. Hey, would you rather be bored?
Have you noticed Gemini’s verbal quirks? Give us your best example!