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    Default woman please !

    Monica: No you’re fine. All right well, do you think I could take Rachel?
    Joey: I’m not sure.
    Monica: What?! Come on I am tough! Punch me right here! (Her stomach) As hard as you can!
    Joey: Will you relax?! What are you taking this so seriously for? It doesn’t matter.
    Monica: Oh really? Okay? Well what would you say if I told you that, y’know, Ross or Chandler could beat you up?
    Joey: I would say, "Woman, please!"

    I can't make out what Joey said at the final sentence ? Does he mean beating Ross and Chandles is as easy as taking on a woman ? :)

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    Default Re: woman please !

    In this instance, 'woman' refers to Monica. What he is implying is that she is being ridiculous. It's a very colloquial thing which is proving really hard to explain.

    Please in this case is being used as an abbreviation - for something like 'that would never happen' or 'please don't suggest something so silly'.

    Hope that's some vague help!

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    By using 'woman' I think he is implying that she doesn't know what she is talking about- her gender excludes her from an accurate assessment of male strength.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    By using 'woman' I think he is implying that she doesn't know what she is talking about- her gender excludes her from an accurate assessment of male strength.
    :) Thanks

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