Bro Code

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In popular culture, the Bro Code is an etiquette for males to follow. The term has been popularized by Barney Stinson, a character from the television show How I Met Your Mother. Oxford Dictionaries recognized Stinson as "the quintessence of a certain iteration of the contemporary bro".[1]

Bros before hoes[edit]

"Article 1: Bros before hoes"

Barney Stinson[2]

"Bros before hoes" is a popular expression pertaining to an unwritten etiquette of how men should not abandon their male friends in order to pursue or embark on relationships with women.

The expression was used by The Office character Michael Scott in "A Benihana Christmas". and later in an episode of How I Met Your Mother.

The Bro Code[edit]

The Bro Code
Author Barney Stinson
with Matt Kuhn
Country USA
Language English
Subject Interpersonal relationships
Genre Humor
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date
October 14, 2008
Media type Print (Paperback)
Audio Book (CD)[3]
Pages 208[3] (Paperback)
ISBN 978-1-4391-1000-3
Followed by Bro on the Go

The Bro Code is a book written by How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, and one of the show's writers, Matt Kuhn. Published by Simon & Schuster, the book covers 150 rules written in articles of what "bros" should or shouldn't do.[2] The book was penned by Barney Stinson and also credited with Kuhn. Kuhn also writes Barney's blog, a blog that Barney writes in the show. The book was first shown in the episode "The Goat".[4] Greig Dymond of calls the book, "a tongue-in-cheek guide to etiquette for horn-dog dudes."[5]

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  1. ^ Martin, Katherine Connor (October 9, 2013). "The rise of the portmanbro". Oxford Dictionaries. Archived from the original on April 5, 2014. Retrieved April 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Stinson, Barney; Kuhn, Matt. The Bro Code. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-1-4391-1000-3. Retrieved November 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "The Bro Code". Retrieved November 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ Ryan, Maureen (July 25, 2008). "Now you can consult 'The Bro Code'". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved November 26, 2013. 
  5. ^ Dymond, Greig (March 19, 2009). "It's a guy thing". CBC News. CBC. Retrieved November 26, 2013.