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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 17,990
    hank
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • B3B3 Posts: 15,926
    uo 're welco
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Artemis3Artemis3 Posts: 553
    It’s not really that I object, as a female, to being called a guy ... it’s the term ‘hi guys’ and all it denotes about the speaker ... it grates in my ears even when used to address men 🙄 
    I OBJECT both as a woman and as a human being.  I find it unappealing and unnecessary.  
    As my mother in law puts it, the Americans come up with all kinds of ugly expressions and we can't wait to adopt them!
    I know language evolves, changes, borrows.... but I still loathe it!
  • PhaidraPhaidra Posts: 415
    Artemis3 said:
    .... but I still loathe it!
    I have to admit, I'm not enamoured of it either!
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 23,478
    The problem with Americanisms in language is they veer headlong towards the lowest common denominator.  Language is all about communication and English has such a huge vocabulary that it is beautiful when used well - precise, descriptive, evocative, accurate, eloquent.

    French speakers still say Bonjour Mesdames, Messieurs without embarrassment when they're just entering a bakers or butchers or PO or whatever and greet groups of friends individually with 2 kisses or a handshake depending on gender.   So much better than an impersonal "Hi guys."   
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Artemis3Artemis3 Posts: 553
    Obelixx said:
    The problem with Americanisms in language is they veer headlong towards the lowest common denominator.  .....

    French speakers still say Bonjour Mesdames, Messieurs without embarrassment .... So much better than an impersonal "Hi guys."   
    I totally agree.
  • B3B3 Posts: 15,926
    This is a guy

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • RubytooRubytoo On the sofa, Southerly aspect.Posts: 1,286
    Guys and Dolls 1955 - IMDb
    o:)
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 3,047
    I think I'd be more bothered if someone called me a doll :s
  • BrexiteerBrexiteer Birmingham Posts: 955
    debs64 said:
    Darn it!!! Bound to be genuine too. Better luck next time 
    I had a wicked one the other week I was told someone had passed away and was a relative. Not only was this relative unheard of he was living in China and a director of a major car company and he'd left me his shares in the company. I strung these people along for over 2 weeks 😊😊
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