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    If somebody say "screw those guys!!", what does that mean?

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    It's slang for "Ignore them" or "Forget what they said" or "Don't take any notice" or several other things depending on context.

    - I want to go to Pizza Hut for lunch.
    - So do I, but all our friends are going to McDonalds for lunch.
    - Screw those guys! If we want to go to Pizza Hut then we will. They can go wherever they like.

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    You need to be careful about using the word in that way. Some people find it nearly as offensive as the F-word.

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    Screw (verb) is vulgar slang for have sexual intercourse with.

    'Screw those guys' is only slightly less offensive than saying 'F*ck 'em'.

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    A more polite version in BrE is "stuff them".

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    Default Re: screw?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    A more polite version in BrE is "stuff them".
    That sounds equally vulgar to me.

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    Default Re: screw?

    Perhaps "more polite" was an overstatement. "A bit less rude" perhaps? If someone said "Stuff you" to me I wouldn't like it much but it wouldn't contain actual offensive words (swearing) which "Screw you" does. I don't think there is much chance that someone saying "Screw you (guys)" would be attempting to be polite in the first place.

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