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    Lightbulb What is the meaning of "Adrian & Heathen" in this sentence?

    Hi guys,

    In a TV series called "Allegiance" 2 girls are taking the steps of Philadelphia Museum of Art and when they finished the steps one of them jumps and says loudly:
    Girl 1: Adrian!
    Girl 2 is surprised!
    Girl 1: What?! You gotta do that when you come here. I mean, who doesn't love Rocky?
    Girl 2: What's Rocky?
    Girl 1: Heathen!
    Girl 2: I don't know what that means either.

    I know that the steps of that Museum are called Rocky steps because of the movie called Rocky, but here, by saying who doesn't love Rocky, is she talking about the Rocky steps?

    I also know the meaning of heathen but I just can't figure out what it means here.

    Thanks in advance,

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    Re: What is the meaning of "Adrian & Heathen" in this sentence?

    She would be surprised if there was someone who does not love the film Rocky. Technically, a "heathen" is someone who does not adhere to a particular religion or belief system. In this context, Girl 1 is using the term to express her surprise/dismay that someone (Girl 2) does not know the film.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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