Many a woman I know has tried this strategy – this, “I don’t know anything. I certainly am not thinking, no, no, no. Nothing to see here. What? Me, think? No way.”
When you’ve been boxed into a corner by language – when some dude has suddenly become sexually inappropriate.
When he starts making innuendos and pretending it was you who’s thinking dirty so many will try to remain flat and neutral – to play all innocence, to claim that not only did we not get the dirty joke but we’re not thinking at all.