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    Hi,

    What does this word mean in the sentence?

    I hate chick-flicks. It's a guy thing.

    Thanks a lot

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    Re: guy

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi,

    What does this word mean in the sentence?

    I hate chick-flicks. It's a guy thing.

    Thanks a lot
    "Guy" is an informal word for a man. So "a guy thing" is something that is particular to men (in this case, the fact that many men don't like to watch "chick flicks" - films particularly geared towards women).

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    Re: guy

    PS For those who don't recognise the phrase "chick-flicks" see: Urban Dictionary: chick-flicks
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    Re: guy

    Not to stereotype your average guy or anything, but for the most part they dislike romantic movies, or movies about relationships and feelings. They prefer movies that feature many explosions, lots of shooting, and maybe an alien life form or two.

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    Re: guy

    Not to stereotype your average chick or anything, but for the most part they like romantic movies, and movies about relationships and feelings. They prefer such movies to those that feature many explosions, lots of shooting, and maybe an alien life form or two.

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    Re: guy

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Not to stereotype your average chick or anything, but for the most part they like romantic movies, and movies about relationships and feelings. They prefer such movies to those that feature many explosions, lots of shooting, and maybe an alien life form or two.
    Not to further stereotype your average guy or anything, but most of them are able to reflexively name who was on the pitching mound when the Detroit Tigers won the 1984 World Series, but have to pause and think really hard to remember the date of their own wedding anniversary.

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    Re: guy

    I still have a question here.

    Since a "chick flick" is for women, why the latter part of the sentence mentioned "It's a guy thing"?

    Thanks a lot

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    Re: guy

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Since a "chick flick" is for women, why the latter part of the sentence mentioned "It's a guy thing"?
    It is a guy thing to dislike chick flicks. The speaker, a male, gives no reason for disliking such films other than that men generally do dislike them.

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    Re: guy

    Not to destroy the whole stereotype thing but I generally don't like romantic, soppy films all about emotions and am a bit partial to the odd explosion, scariness and aliens.

    Oh, I'm a "chick", by the way!

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    Re: guy

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Not to destroy the whole stereotype thing but I generally don't like romantic, soppy films all about emotions and am a bit partial to the odd explosion, scariness and aliens.

    Oh, I'm a "chick", by the way!
    A chick with a Star Wars reference in her screen name? That's certainly rare.

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