Hey there friend, err dude, hmmm mate?By
I have 2 main phrases I use with people who are more than acquaintances. Male friends who I know sort of well I often call “man”. And people I consider that I know well as real friends I usually refer to as “son”. Both are terms of endearment and I use them a lot.
So this week I had one complaint about “man” and another about “son”. Apparently it “annoys the ^$#!&$^#(!$^” out of him.
So I can only assume that in their vocab son is demeaning in some way as is man. Where as I find both to be hallmarks of a closer relationship.
So my problem now is what new words can I use that won’t elicit a negative response??
All suggestions gratefully received
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