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  • Joeyphx444

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    Jul 28, 2009 7:21 PM GMT
    Hey guys, so I notice that a lot of men, any age, say things like man, dude, and bro a lot. I guess I don't let it get to me but sometimes a guy says it soo much that it becomes annoying. Like using it in every single sentence. I personally don't use any of these mainly because I just don't think it's necessary icon_razz.gif

    So do you care or does it bother you when a guy is always like hey bro or yo man, etc, etc??
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    Jul 28, 2009 7:47 PM GMT

    Bothers me a lot, unless they don't know my name. When I tell my name, I expect them to call me by it. If they don't, I "bounce."
    Like any slang term, the user should consider the audience. Even after a brief meeting, most people should know there is no hip hop in me, anywhere. Just as I know there is no country in them which is why I don't call everyone I meet, "hos or biggun."

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    Jul 28, 2009 11:06 PM GMT
    "Hey Bro" isn't exactly my preferred way of being addressed. But I'm not going to immediately dismiss a guy for doing so. But if every sentence starts with "bro" or "dude".. icon_confused.gif

    I'm more of a "hey man, thanks man" kinda guy. But I do prefer to call people by their name, if it's been given.
  • jgymnast733

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    Jul 28, 2009 11:34 PM GMT
    I dont mind the loose terms''BRO or MAN'',,,Working for such a conservative luxury brand property, protocol is always the norm.. So yeah i'm okay with casual references outside of work.... I kinda like the term BRO...
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    Jul 28, 2009 11:36 PM GMT
    Jmuscle33 saidHey guys, so I notice that a lot of men, any age, say things like man, dude, and bro a lot. I guess I don't let it get to me but sometimes a guy says it soo much that it becomes annoying. Like using it in every single sentence. I personally don't use any of these mainly because I just don't think it's necessary icon_razz.gif

    So do you care or does it bother you when a guy is always like hey bro or yo man, etc, etc??


    I think if you only communicated with the words strictly necessary to communicate your point..

    Life would be totally boring Brah!
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    Jul 29, 2009 1:29 PM GMT
    No, dudebro. But dude when it gets repeated every sentence, dudebro, it gets awfully annoying, bro.
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    Jul 29, 2009 1:35 PM GMT
    My buddies and I call each other Man, Bro, Buddy, Playah, Son, Kid, Dude as a joke all the time. They are all straight so I dunno if that's a factor. But it shows we care about each other and it's fun way to knock each other around when playing games or telling stories. It's not used in every sentence- any word used in EVERY SENTENCE would get annoying. I find people who say LIKE LIKE LIKE every other word is waaaay more annoying. The worst is "blah blah blah" when they don't want to elaborate. But being called bro or man is masculine and I find I prefer it. The absolute worst is a guy calling another guy GURL. hahahaha are they serious?
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    Jul 29, 2009 1:39 PM GMT
    What I don't like it's when they say sup, what's up.
    It Irritates me.
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    Jul 29, 2009 1:44 PM GMT
    God I hate that... no class or sophistication in addressing someone like that. Now I have a British accent and would sound quite funny talking that way... usually I do not respond back to people who address me as "bro" or "dude"... whatever happened to - "Hi there how are you??"... and what I absolutely hate the most is "wassup" or even worse... "waddup".... ughh....

    In England some people like to call their friends "Mate" - which still sounds decent but bro and dude.... are words which should be banned.... it simply sounds GHETTO and rather FAKE as well... like trying to be something they are not.
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    Jul 29, 2009 1:53 PM GMT
    Man or guy if I've already given you my name
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    Jul 29, 2009 1:55 PM GMT
    I like words and prefer a better variety. But I always worry that the day I start getting picky about things like this is the day I start slipping into curmudgeony old man territory. I already complain about Emo and businesses being too loud inside.
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    Jul 29, 2009 2:04 PM GMT
    travelstud said Hi there how are you??


    Why hello good sir, it's simply ever so frightfully delightful to see you this fine day!
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    Jul 29, 2009 2:07 PM GMT
    Oh goodness gracious, dearies. Would you care for some tea?
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    Jul 29, 2009 2:18 PM GMT
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    travelstud said Hi there how are you??


    Why hello good sir, it's simply ever so frightfully delightful to see you this fine day!


    LOL very well done! LOL
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    Jul 29, 2009 2:20 PM GMT
    Sedative saidNo, dudebro. But dude when it gets repeated every sentence, dudebro, it gets awfully annoying, bro.


    I feel you, brah ...
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    Jul 29, 2009 2:20 PM GMT
    Its better thann "Ma'am."
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    Jul 29, 2009 2:22 PM GMT
    Ugh, yeah. It's annoying.... it feels like the guy is trying too hard to be relaxed and masculine...

    'i'm looking for some cool dudes to chill with, bro"

    Blahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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    Jul 29, 2009 2:32 PM GMT
    i dont utilize bro ever, but i am a frequest user of dude and "man". I say man almost too much

    everyone has a couple words, im thankful everyones not going around calling eachother honey or dear or something
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    Jul 29, 2009 3:02 PM GMT
    I think there is something about 'bro' that is accepting and welcoming. Like in the african american community while growing up, not so much today unless you're dealing with someone from the older generations, I was use to being called little bro, little brother, hearing girls be called sister. Its a way of relating someone to yourself. nothing awful about it.

    I say dude, bro, man, sir, guy, all of them. I don't over use them, but for people who do it doesn't particularly bother me.

    But you are speaking to a guy that grew up during the "like" phase.

    I don't see why it should such an awful thing though. My family says ain't. Sometimes I say it. I would think it a shame for you to not even aknowledge me if i wanted to speak to you and used the words sup, or ain't. Does that really make people so low?

    For those of you so quick to judge someone's sophistication and class based off of such trivial observations, you may miss out some great friends and great networking as well. Just a thought.

    CULTURAL RELATIVISM my friends. In my career I have no choice but to have it most of the time.
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    Jul 29, 2009 3:11 PM GMT
    As soon as one of my dormitory roommates arrived last night from partying, he splurged on the usage of "dude" so much that he said it at least 4 times within 15 seconds.

    In the back of my mind, I was praying that he'd just go into his room and be quiet. icon_sad.gificon_evil.gif
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    Jul 29, 2009 3:43 PM GMT
    Halfstep saidI think there is something about 'bro' that is accepting and welcoming. Like in the african american community while growing up, not so much today unless you're dealing with someone from the older generations, I was use to being called little bro, little brother, hearing girls be called sister. Its a way of relating someone to yourself. nothing awful about it.

    I say dude, bro, man, sir, guy, all of them. I don't over use them, but for people who do it doesn't particularly bother me.

    But you are speaking to a guy that grew up during the "like" phase.

    I don't see why it should such an awful thing though. My family says ain't. Sometimes I say it. I would think it a shame for you to not even aknowledge me if i wanted to speak to you and used the words sup, or ain't. Does that really make people so low?

    For those of you so quick to judge someone's sophistication and class based off of such trivial observations, you may miss out some great friends and great networking as well. Just a thought.

    CULTURAL RELATIVISM my friends. In my career I have no choice but to have it most of the time.


    I think in certain contexts and situations - as in a family or with close friends growing up - its perfectly fine to address each other as little bro or sister etc...in fact that is quite sweet.... it gets disgusting when gays use the word to address each other - JUST so they sound more masculine (and straight acting) when they are big muscle mary's iin reality.

    I also don't get it why some gay men cannot just be themselves... why make an effort to be straight-acting or camp (effeminate).. rather than just be who they are naturally.
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    Jul 29, 2009 3:50 PM GMT
    You know, like, when guys are like, inarticulate. It's like, dude, learn to like, speak English. Like it's not hard. Really dude, this guy is like "Bro, sup?" and I'm like all "Dude! Who talks like that? I'm not like your Bro."
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    Jul 29, 2009 3:52 PM GMT
    travelstud saidGod I hate that... no class or sophistication in addressing someone like that. Now I have a British accent and would sound quite funny talking that way... usually I do not respond back to people who address me as "bro" or "dude"... whatever happened to - "Hi there how are you??"... and what I absolutely hate the most is "wassup" or even worse... "waddup".... ughh....

    In England some people like to call their friends "Mate" - which still sounds decent but bro and dude.... are words which should be banned.... it simply sounds GHETTO and rather FAKE as well... like trying to be something they are not.



    Uptight much?lol ..Seriously tho, anything used in overkill will come off as fake. That does not constitute ghettoness. It's an American habit. Learn to be a bit tolerant of cultural differences my friend.
    I could imagine how creepy it would be to hear Americans use the word mateicon_neutral.gif
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    Jul 29, 2009 4:00 PM GMT
    As long as I'm not referred to by 'sir' or Mister, I think I can deal with a few dudes and bros.
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    Jul 29, 2009 5:27 PM GMT
    travelstud said
    Halfstep saidI think there is something about 'bro' that is accepting and welcoming. Like in the african american community while growing up, not so much today unless you're dealing with someone from the older generations, I was use to being called little bro, little brother, hearing girls be called sister. Its a way of relating someone to yourself. nothing awful about it.

    I say dude, bro, man, sir, guy, all of them. I don't over use them, but for people who do it doesn't particularly bother me.

    But you are speaking to a guy that grew up during the "like" phase.

    I don't see why it should such an awful thing though. My family says ain't. Sometimes I say it. I would think it a shame for you to not even aknowledge me if i wanted to speak to you and used the words sup, or ain't. Does that really make people so low?

    For those of you so quick to judge someone's sophistication and class based off of such trivial observations, you may miss out some great friends and great networking as well. Just a thought.

    CULTURAL RELATIVISM my friends. In my career I have no choice but to have it most of the time.


    I think in certain contexts and situations - as in a family or with close friends growing up - its perfectly fine to address each other as little bro or sister etc...in fact that is quite sweet.... it gets disgusting when gays use the word to address each other - JUST so they sound more masculine (and straight acting) when they are big muscle mary's iin reality.

    I also don't get it why some gay men cannot just be themselves... why make an effort to be straight-acting or camp (effeminate).. rather than just be who they are naturally.


    My point is that who are we to assume that they are not being themselves? Because we wouldn't feel like we were being ourselves if we did the same? I think we need to try to remember that our feelings and beliefs are not always accurate representations of how everyone else feels. Sometimes it is our own doubts and hesitations that we project onto the concept of who what other people are.