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Old 10-26-2014, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Miss Jankins (Say nothing bad).
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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, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Cedar Rapids
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What term do you use to refer to people casually, if any? Also, where are you located in the US?

I use the term "boss" to refer to people casually. Like someone says "hello" to me and I reply with "what's up boss?" Or if I want to address someone, I say "hey boss, can you...". I am from Chicago and I find we say this a lot in this town.

I also used to say "dude" a lot when I was younger. Nowadays I find myself not using it. I don't know why, I just call everyone "boss" and the people around me do so, too. I admit I probably use this term more around males, but being that 100% of my friends are male, it probably has to do with that. I have at times referred to females as "boss", too. But I do find that people who use casual terms tend to save them for the same sex. Even when some guys call each other "baby" here. "What's up baby!"
Honestly all of these **** me the hell off when I hear them used. I like to respect people.
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Old 10-26-2014, 11:17 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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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.
Back in the day, some New Yorkers used to call each other 'Mac'. As in, "Hey, Mac! You gonna move your car or what?"
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Old 10-27-2014, 02:26 AM
 
Location: Kent, UK/ Rhode Island, US
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ahahaha

I know this is the US forum but across the massive ocean (not a ****ing pond!) we say the following

Boss - in urban settings
Bossman - Same as above
Fam - Same as above
Mate - EVERYWHERE LITERALLY.
Duck - Some random Northern England I think.
Love/Lovey
Pet - Northeast England down to Yorkshire
You forgot: sweetheart, son, bruv(urban) and governor(very rare nowadays though). Some American terms have been adopted too such as "dude" and "buddy".
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Old 10-27-2014, 07:41 AM
 
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In Miami "bro" of "brahh" is pretty common.

Also, "dude" is widely used in addition to "guys"

Do ppl still say "dawg"? or "pimpin".... like "yo what up, pimpin?"
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Old 10-27-2014, 08:26 AM
 
Location: the future
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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.
I think the Washington area the only other area that used or uses "Jo" and "Mo"as extensively. I used to say it in kindergarten/ elementary school in the 90's. I thought it was a DC thing to tell you the truth.

Everything starts with "Aye" in front of it;

"Aye cuz"
"Aye cuzzo"
"Aye Jo/Mo"
"Aye Slim"
"Aye young"

or
"Whats the bizness"
"What it do"
"What they talkinbout"
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Old 10-27-2014, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Does the word "Dude" comes from California?
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Miss Jankins (Say nothing bad).
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I think the Washington area the only other area that used or uses "Jo" and "Mo"as extensively. I used to say it in kindergarten/ elementary school in the 90's. I thought it was a DC thing to tell you the truth.

Everything starts with "Aye" in front of it;

"Aye cuz"
"Aye cuzzo"
"Aye Jo/Mo"
"Aye Slim"
"Aye young"

or
"Whats the bizness"
"What it do"
"What they talkinbout"
Moe takes on an entirely different meaning in Chicago.
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Miss Jankins (Say nothing bad).
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In Miami "bro" of "brahh" is pretty common.

Also, "dude" is widely used in addition to "guys"

Do ppl still say "dawg"? or "pimpin".... like "yo what up, pimpin?"
I was in the Kroger yesterday. I asked a guy where the Kroger brand crackers are. He said, "I don't work here big dog." Perhaps he worked for Wonder Bread?
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Old 10-27-2014, 11:54 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Does the word "Dude" comes from California?
The word 'dude' actually came from New York in the 19th century and refered to fashionable city dwellers, and was used akin to words like 'fop' or 'dandy'. It was adopted by people in the western United States to refer to such folks (as in the term 'dude ranch'), but it died out in the 20th century only to resurface in California as youth slang from whence it spread like a virus as California youth trends tend to do.

Now, "tenderfoot" is not to be construed as the Western equivalent of that much evolved and more abused specimen of mankind, familiarly styled "dude." For even the Montana cowboy recognizes the latter. Not that he has ever seen the true prototype of a class that was erstwhile so numerous among us. But he is convinced that a person caught in the act of wearing a white linen collar, and who looks as though he might have recently shaved or washed his face, must be a dude, true and proper. ["Random Notes and Observations of a Trip through the Great Northwest," "The Medical Record," Oct. 20, 1883]
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