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Why are a "wise man" and a "wise guy" opposites?

Darvesh 2011/10/24 04:15:32
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  • UrbanHillbilly 2011/10/27 01:35:52
    UrbanHillbilly
    It's because the word "guy" was origionally derogatory. 100 years ago, a "guy" was a male person of suspicous character. As hoods are apt to make "wizecracks" when addressing an authority figure, a "wiseguy" became a natural word to use describing a low level gangster.
  • MYSTIC MYSTIQUE 2011/10/24 17:33:38
    MYSTIC MYSTIQUE
    because one is smart and one is a smartass :D
  • Boris Badinov 2011/10/24 12:16:03
    Boris Badinov
    A 'man' is an adult.
  • Ego Death 2011/10/24 10:46:11
    Ego Death
    Why am I naked in my driveway holding a paint brush?
  • Dave Sawyer ♥ Child of God ♥ 2011/10/24 04:29:42
    Dave Sawyer ♥ Child of God ♥
    Why are "hot" and "cool" synonyms?
  • Sour Dime 2011/10/24 04:21:20
    Sour Dime
    a man suggests maturity and a guy can be a boy which suggests immaturity.
  • Hector mozo 2011/10/24 04:20:14
    Hector mozo
    a guy is not a man

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