Linguistics questions

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    In this thread I suppose to discuss different linguistic questions.

    Just for beginnig:
    I thought, that world "guy" is synonym of word "lad", and using only for males.
    But yesterday I was watching comedy movie "Aquamarine", and there are moments, that it used in speaking with young women.
    Is it some local variant or newspeach?
     
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    @Armstrong I notice, you also use word "guys" when you are speaking with girls. Is it usual in the modern UK?
     
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    I think its a gender neutral term.
     
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    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/guy


    Or we can watch results of "google pictures" search. Most of photoes are males.

    https://www.google.ru/search?q=guy&...G3ofQAhVMSZoKHTAzAwUQ_AUIBygB&biw=360&bih=518
     
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