Take the 2-minute tour ×
English Language & Usage Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for linguists, etymologists, and serious English language enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

In this video clip from 30 Rock, the woman says

Ryan is my sex idiot.

I wonder what it means?

Is it a general usage to add an adjective to "idiot" to give it some special meaning?

share|improve this question
3  
Please provide a transcription of the relevant bits with sufficient context. –  coleopterist Oct 13 '12 at 18:42
    
I added the transcribed sentence, but there isn't much context. It sounds like there must have been a reference to "sex idiots" earlier in the show. –  KitFox Oct 13 '12 at 19:37
    
@KitFox: Is it a general phrase? –  Tim Oct 13 '12 at 19:44
    
@Tim I don't know. –  KitFox Oct 13 '12 at 22:35
    
The video clip is a teaser, so no idea @KitFox if there is a definition elsewhere in the show – yet. Elsewhere we also have: "[Lochte] played … a sex idiot. He was good at it." My impression is the phrase should simply be taken literally: a person who is an idiot when it comes to sex. –  MετάEd Oct 14 '12 at 5:17
add comment

closed as too localized by MετάEd, tchrist, Mitch, Mark Beadles, coleopterist Oct 15 '12 at 15:48

This question is unlikely to help any future visitors; it is only relevant to a small geographic area, a specific moment in time, or an extraordinarily narrow situation that is not generally applicable to the worldwide audience of the internet. For help making this question more broadly applicable, visit the help center.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

1 Answer

To be clear when discussing English/what exists in the English language, I would take anything having to do with Ryan Lochte with a grain of salt.

He's known to be an "idiot" in general, and I think here it may mean something along the lines of, all he's worth to her is sex. Good looking, athletic, but when it comes to the smarts, he's just plain stupid.

So maybe they just have sex, without anything else. Because... he's an idiot.

Hope that helps, haven't seen this show.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.