The other night, I ran into a friend of my mother-in-laws. She sent her regards and so the next time I spoke to ma-in-law, I mentioned it:
Me: I saw your friend, Ms. Q, the other night. She says hello.
MIL: Oh, she's so nice.
Me: She has awfully short hair and she's kind of aggressive. Is she married? Does she have a husband?
MIL: No, she's never been married.
Me: Ohhhhhh, I see.
MIL: Just because she has short hair doesn't mean she's a lessie, Anna.
My mother-in-law said "lessie." I'm still giggling about it.