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I'm a cerebral stud.

 
 
SMickey
 
Reply Fri 27 May, 2016 04:50 am
Hi guys.

Two guys are having a conversation.
One is cracking a joke to please the other one, but he doesn't laugh at all.

A : Hey, what the hell is wrong with you?
B : Oh, nothing.
A : I hope nothing. You just got promoted, man.
You should be happy.
B : I just gotta write this essay for the Robinson Scholarship,
and I have nothing.
And the reason that I have nothing is 'cause, well, I've done nothing.
A : Oh, give me a break, Ben.
B : What?
A : You have everything.
You blow me out of the water,
and I'm a cerebral stud. Is that nothing?
B : Yeah, well, it doesn't dazzle.

This is part of a movie '21', from which I'm picking up good expressions.
I can notice a guy is trying to cheer up the other one who is depressed.
The one I want to know is 'a cerebral stud', especially 'stud'.

I looked up the dictionary to realize 'cerebral' has something to do with brain,
and stud means..

I don't know 'cuz it has multiple definitions and I'm not sure which one.

What about this one?
- a guy who is popular with the ladies and has no trouble getting laid, and who may also be attractive-looking, but not always. (often used jokingly)

(http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Stud)

Did I pick up the right one?
Is the 'a cerebral stud' a common one referring to someone really smart?

I'd appreciate any comment from you.
Thank you in advance.
 
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Setanta
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Reply Fri 27 May, 2016 05:07 am
First, no, it's not a common expression, but it would be readily understood by a native speaker. Now, it's a rather odd expression to have created, because whether literally or figuratively, stud has a sexual connotation. Originally, it meant an animal kept for breeding purposes, or a farm where animals are bred. (There is also a mechanical definition which needn't trouble us here.) I personally think it is stretching the meaning of stud to use it as it is used here, but yes, the screenplay writer seems to imply someone who is cool because of their intellectual prowess. But i think that in itself is a dubious proposition. Screenplays are not great writing, you know.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 27 May, 2016 08:10 am
@SMickey,
SMickey wrote:

Did I pick up the right one?
Is the 'a cerebral stud' a common one referring to someone really smart?


yes - you picked a good definition for stud

no - it is not a common phrase
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 27 May, 2016 08:11 am
to whoever added the grammar tag - this is not a grammar question , it is a question about vocabulary and idioms
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SMickey
 
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Reply Fri 27 May, 2016 08:25 am
@Setanta,
Simply put, it's easily understood but not commonly used. Right?
Thank you Setanta.
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SMickey
 
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Reply Fri 27 May, 2016 08:26 am
@ehBeth,
Thank you for clearing that up, ehBeth.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 27 May, 2016 08:32 am
@SMickey,
I always enjoy your questions.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 27 May, 2016 08:35 am
while I'm 'thinking about tags, ESL is no longer the preferred name for people learning English as a teen/adult

now we use either EAL (English as Another Language) or EFL (English as a Foreign Language). Educators have noted that most learners are coming to English after already learning 2 or more other languages.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 27 May, 2016 08:39 am
@ehBeth,
We've always used EFL, like we've always said mixed race instead of bi racial because some people may have more than two races in their makeup.
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