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    Exclamation some or some o

    Hello everybody,
    Would you please tell me if there is any circumstance in which we can say(some you guys) instead of(some ofyou guys)?

    Thanks in advance

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    No - it's always 'some of you guys'.
    The only time you would not use this, is within my hearing range please!
    I have a revulsion for this Americanism where boys and girls are referred to collectively in this way.
    Last edited by David L.; 14-Mar-2008 at 08:59.

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    Re: some or some of

    Hi Zoobinshid
    DL is correct, I do not like many of the American words, but "guys" is a word I use when talikng to friends, it has crept in my vocabulary. Just another point it is correct to say "some guys" i.e. "Some guys have all the fun" but some you guys is not correct
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    Re: some or some o

    I agree with Stilo.

    If you really do want to avoid using the term "guys", I would regularly use "folks", as in "Some folks have all the fun" or (in mixed gender emails) "Hi folks!"

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    Re: some or some of

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    No - it's always 'some of you guys'.
    The only time you would not use this, is within my hearing range please!
    I have a revulsion for this Americanism where boys and girls are referred to collectively in this way.
    lol david, that's funny.

    Could you expand on your last part of your statement?

    thank you

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    Re: some or some o

    I don't like it when the waitress comes up to the table and says "Hi Guys" or "I'm going to be your guy's server."

    I'm not sure why I find it so offensive; it is a teenybopper/20's something expression that has entered the mainstream.

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    Re: some or some o

    I missed Stilo and NeillyThere's replies before I posted the previous message. I see what's going on.

    David, I'm guilty as charged, I use "guys" all the time, I really did think "guys" is used for both boys and girls. Oh no, all girls that I have offended unknowingly.......

    Yet, here's another question. How about the term "mates" in British English, is it gender-specific too?

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    Re: some or some o

    "Mates"?
    Not necessarily gender specific, as such, but, dare I say, in this context:
    a "guy's" best friends or mates are likely to be "guys" and
    a "girl's" best friends or mates, "girls", because of common interests.
    True?

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    Re: some or some o

    In the US, this "guys" talk is generic for "everybody"

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    Re: some or some o

    In UK and Australia, from adolescence onward, 'mates' is strictly male. Girls would would refer to 'friends' or 'girlfriend(s)'.
    Children have 'playmates', and this holds be they male or female.

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