snooji (snooji) wrote in thequestionclub,

Hello guys! ....And ladies too.

Why is it that when people say "guys", if they want to add women in there too they put so much emphasis on the fact that it's added? For example:
1. I got an email today saying, "Hey guys (and gals)".

2. In a recent work meeting, someone entered saying, "Hello guys! *pause* And girls too!"

3. Also in a work meeting, someone said, "Ok guys, let's get started!" He then turned to me, the only woman, and nodded and said "and ladies too."

It sounds so weird to me.

Do you do this? Does it bother you if hear people do this?

Do you dislike it if people say only "guys" when referring to everyone?
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