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View Poll Results: Do you use the word "flick" to refer to films?

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  • Yes.

    14 41.18%
  • No, but it doesn't bother me when other people do.

    12 35.29%
  • No, and it really grates on my nerves.

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Thread: Calling movies "flicks"

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    Casanova sleep's Avatar
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    Calling movies "flicks"

    I'm just trying to get a read on this. Also, is it possibly a geographical thing, like people in the north saying "pop" instead of soda?

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    "Flick" comes from the original term "flicker show". Movies are indeed flicker shows - a small slate flicks between each frame of the film.

    This means you're spending about half your time in the theater in the dark. Suckers.

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    It doesn't bother me.And I do refer to films as flicks on occasion.But not enough to vote yes.


    Whatever shall I do?

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    I wouldn't know if it's a regional thing or how other people use it. Usually, I call a movie "flick" when it's a cute, trashy, pulpy kind of movie. One that's not really blowing me away but doesn't leave me cold, either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JABSEN
    It doesn't bother me.And I do refer to films as flicks on occasion.But not enough to vote yes.


    Whatever shall I do?
    If you use the word flick at all, vote "yes".

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    i dont get why people call movies flicks... i mean, it seems to be a word that is more suited for tv, as you flick more...

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    I hate it so much.

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    It's a diversification thing, to not ever use the same word movie, sometimes I use flick

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    Can I ask why it bothers you so?

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    I do sometimes. It depends a lot on the type of movie.


    For instance, I would possibly say "I went to see the new Bruce Willis flick today." But I wouldn't use the word to refer to a serious dramatic movie like MILLION DOLLAR BABY or THE SEA INSIDE or HOTEL RWANDA. And I probably wouldn't call an animated or kids movie a flick.

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