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    Smile meaning

    Many people believe that there are two kinds of students : the fit, sun-tanned type with bulging muscles and a low IQ, and the weak,pasty academics, who wear thick glasses and pass all their exams. The implication is that students are either intellectual or physical which is not in fact the case. What is the meaning of the red part?
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    Re: meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by daisy1352 View Post
    Many people believe that there are two kinds of students : the fit, sun-tanned type with bulging muscles and a low IQ, and the weak,pasty academics, who wear thick glasses and pass all their exams. The implication is that students are either intellectual or physical which is not in fact the case. What is the meaning of the red part?
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    It means that it is a stereotype, people who are fit, sun-tanned and with bulging muscles are not necessarily stupid and that weak, pasty people who wear thick glasses are not necessarily intelligent.
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 06-Jul-2008 at 19:51. Reason: typo

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    Re: meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It means that it is a stereotype, people who are fit, sun-tanned and with bulging muscles are not necessarily stupid and that weak, pasty people who wear thick glasses are not necessarily intelligent.
    Or, in other words, it is not necessarily true.

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