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In an example of semantic progression, Guy Fawkes’ name is also the origin of the word “guy” in the English language, particularly in American spoken English. The burning on 5th November of an effigy of Fawkes, known as a “guy”, led to the use of the word “guy” as a term for “a person of grotesque appearance,” according to the Oxford English Dictionary. Over time, the word evolved to become a general reference for a man, as in “some guy called for you.” In the 20th century, under the influence of American popular culture, “guy” gradually replaced “fellow,” “bloke,” “chap” and other such words in many English-speaking countries. In some dialects “you guys” has become the second person plural.

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