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    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    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.
    You forgot "gratuitous nudity."

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    And I may be the only person here, chick or guy, who has actually fired a 50-calliber machine gun... so there!

    (I like both types of movies, but NOT The Godfather or mafia movies in general. That really IS a guy thing! And what is it about the Three Stooges??)

    I want to see Cowboys vs. Aliens. Is there a love stories buried in there?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I like both types of movies, but NOT The Godfather or mafia movies in general. That really IS a guy thing!
    I don't really know whether I like this one or not. The mumbling made me me stop watching mid-second part because I had no idea what was going on.

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    I am sorry, I am a bit slow-witted. Does the sentence mean this:

    I hate chick flicks, it's a guy thing=I hate chick flicks, chick flicks is a guy thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    I am sorry, I am a bit slow-witted. Does the sentence mean this:

    I hate chick flicks, it's a guy thing=I hate chick flicks, chick flicks is a guy thing.
    No. It means

    I hate chick flicks. Hating chick flicks is a guy thing.

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    Default Re: guy

    Thanks a lot.

    I got this sentence from dictionary.reference.com.

    I still want to know that in what situation might this sentence be used?

    I hate chick flicks. Hating chick flicks is a guy thing.

    What does it mean?

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    Default Re: guy

    It's a guy thing means something like it's a male characteristic. The phrase refers to a guy's masculinity. There are some things that men like or don't like just because they are men. It's in their nature. Those can be referred to as a guy thing.

    Most men like football: it's a guy thing.
    Men feel awkward around doilies and lace: it's a guy thing.

    Read again the exchanges made by the different posters in this thread. They were bantering and you may have felt they sort of forgot your question. However, you will see they were dealing with topics usually associated with male and female stereotypes. It may help you understand the spirit of the phrase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    And what is it about the Three Stooges??)
    Can't stand them- does that make me a chick?

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    Default Re: guy

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    I hate chick flicks. Hating chick flicks is a guy thing.

    What does it mean?
    The speaker is male. The speaker doesn't like chick flicks (movies about relationships, emotions, etc, that are aimed at women). It's natural for men to dislike such movies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Can't stand them- does that make me a chick?
    In my book it makes you an intelligent, reasonable, normal human being. I, too, cannot understand the appeal of The Three Stooges, but I must admit that a huge cross-section of the males I know - from my husband, who is a member of Mensa, to my Dad, to my brothers, to a very staid boss who rarely cracked a smile - would all light up with recognition to any Curly Howard routine and then start laughing and quoting Stooge-isms. I don't know a single female who spontaneously, in the course of casual conversation, will start making Stooge-type noises and gestures. Must be some mutant guy gene.

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