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Old 10-26-2014, 02:16 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I usually refer to the people around me as Jeeves, they seem to like the occasional acknowledgement
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Old 10-26-2014, 08:42 AM
 
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I grew up in NYC (Bronx/southern Westchester) and I just can't say "youse". It sounds very awkward and affected like I am trying to be Italian.

Most Blacks in NYC say "Y'all".
Yeah I have noticed that Blacks say y'all in NYC, but maybe everyone I noticed saying youse was Italian. This was also back in the 90s.

"You guys" seems to be the younger version of "youse"
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Old 10-26-2014, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Miss Jankins (Say nothing bad).
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If I know you, and we are cool. I'll call you bruh. If I don't know you, I'll call you sir. I hate to be called big dog, dog, pimp, playa, and especially, the n-word!

I'm in Atlanta now. However, I grew up in Harvey, Il. I stopped using the term "Joe" after basic training. Why? Because the drill sergeants called us "Joe". I do, at times, use "JacK" though. Example, "I dig this weather, Jack!" I do use the term "cat" when referring to a group of guys. Especially, when referring to dudes behaving badly. Example, "those cats are foul!"

I prefer to keep it respectable. I don't deal with brothas who refer to themselves with dehumanizing terms.
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Old 10-26-2014, 09:37 AM
 
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In portions of the South it's "Bubba". Like.... "Hey Bubba...What's up?!"

Bubba is usually reserved for someone you know or someone that is known in your community.
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Old 10-26-2014, 10:53 AM
 
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"Son" is very common in the New Orleans area. I've been saying it since about high school.
New York and New Orleans share many linguistic characteristics. http://lifehealthus.com/image/images/122.gif
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Old 10-26-2014, 11:21 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Yeah I have noticed that Blacks say y'all in NYC, but maybe everyone I noticed saying youse was Italian. This was also back in the 90s.

"You guys" seems to be the younger version of "youse"
I am definitely a 'You guys' guy. :-)
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Old 10-26-2014, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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I generally call people "ace" or "sparky" in casual conversation. If I really like someone, then it's "sizzlechest". My grandmother used to hate it when I called her that.
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Old 10-26-2014, 05:23 PM
 
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"Son" is very common in the New Orleans area. I've been saying it since about high school.
New York and New Orleans share many linguistic characteristics.
Well every time I watch Duck Dynasty they all call each other son and they are not even in the same region. So it must be a Louisiana thing.
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Old 10-26-2014, 05:24 PM
 
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If I know you, and we are cool. I'll call you bruh. If I don't know you, I'll call you sir. I hate to be called big dog, dog, pimp, playa, and especially, the n-word!

I'm in Atlanta now. However, I grew up in Harvey, Il. I stopped using the term "Joe" after basic training. Why? Because the drill sergeants called us "Joe". I do, at times, use "JacK" though. Example, "I dig this weather, Jack!" I do use the term "cat" when referring to a group of guys. Especially, when referring to dudes behaving badly. Example, "those cats are foul!"

I prefer to keep it respectable. I don't deal with brothas who refer to themselves with dehumanizing terms.
Joe is so Chicago. I still use it from time to time.

Jack I feel is super Southern. I've never heard anyone in the Northeast or Midwest call someone Jack.
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Old 10-26-2014, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Miss Jankins (Say nothing bad).
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Joe is so Chicago. I still use it from time to time.

Jack I feel is super Southern. I've never heard anyone in the Northeast or Midwest call someone Jack.
Perhaps "Jack" is Southern. A lot of Black folk migrated from the South to the Midwest and continue to do so. However, I lived in Memphis for five years. I never heard the term. I live in Atlanta now. Again, I've never heard the term. I grew up in the Midwest; I heard it frequently, back in the day. It's probably an age thing. Older cats used to say it.
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