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Old 01-09-2016, 02:27 AM
 
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Hello,


I have had a few instances where I've been called "bud"(never "buddy" though). Most common in the work place "thanks, bud!" Sometimes by coworkers or even customers will call me bud. My new workout trainer calls me"bud" (but also switches up to "man" sometimes too). I'vea lways felt it was a friendly, but slightly demeaning term. Something you'd call your 5 year old nephew that just helped you rake the lawn." Thanks for helping with the lawn, bud!" Did they really help you? No, not really.




I feel as if the people that call me bud don't take me serious? Am I going about this correctly, or is it just a friendly term that I shouldn't be spinning?





Thanks.
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Old 01-09-2016, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Hello,


I have had a few instances where I've been called "bud"(never "buddy" though). Most common in the work place "thanks, bud!" Sometimes by coworkers or even customers will call me bud. My new workout trainer calls me"bud" (but also switches up to "man" sometimes too). I'vea lways felt it was a friendly, but slightly demeaning term. Something you'd call your 5 year old nephew that just helped you rake the lawn." Thanks for helping with the lawn, bud!" Did they really help you? No, not really.




I feel as if the people that call me bud don't take me serious? Am I going about this correctly, or is it just a friendly term that I shouldn't be spinning?





Thanks.
You are probably reading something negative into it. Some guys use it as a generic, friendly way to address other guys. Just let it go.
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Old 01-09-2016, 09:38 AM
 
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you are being to serious, that is the persons first attempts at becoming your friend at work.
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Old 01-10-2016, 12:23 AM
 
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"Bud", short for "Buddy".
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Old 01-10-2016, 10:47 AM
 
Location: CasaMo
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Not demeaning at all. Its just a friendly term. I say it all the time to people that I like. So chances are, they call you Bud because they like you.
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Old 01-11-2016, 11:06 AM
 
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It means your Dad was Robert Young and your Mom, Jane Wyatt.
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Old 01-11-2016, 12:32 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Don't try to read to much into it. It's the same as calling someone Dude, Pal, or Man. It's short for your name. If anything it could be that the person forgot your name, but Bud is a lot faster than saying some names.
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Old 01-11-2016, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Whittier
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I do say bud to kids more than I do adults. My dad still calls me bud.

I'm not too conscious about it, but I may say it to others at work. For me its just a friendly greeting...sometimes its because I forget their name, other times its just habit/convenience.

I also say "hey guys," when talking to a group of men and women. Although I've been trying to say "hey everyone," instead.
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Old 01-12-2016, 01:57 PM
 
Location: City of the Angels
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Hello,


I have had a few instances where I've been called "bud"(never "buddy" though). Most common in the work place "thanks, bud!" Sometimes by coworkers or even customers will call me bud. My new workout trainer calls me"bud" (but also switches up to "man" sometimes too). I'vea lways felt it was a friendly, but slightly demeaning term. Something you'd call your 5 year old nephew that just helped you rake the lawn." Thanks for helping with the lawn, bud!" Did they really help you? No, not really.

I feel as if the people that call me bud don't take me serious? Am I going about this correctly, or is it just a friendly term that I shouldn't be spinning?

Thanks.
Truthfully ? It's probably that they either don't know your name or what they are doing is taking up so much of their concentration that they forget it and to save them the embarrassment, they call you bud.
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Old 01-18-2016, 11:10 AM
 
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sometimes bud means buddy, sometimes it means "a$$hole"
the tone and context of the situation should tell you which

my wife tells me that SOMETIMES when she asks me to do something, and I simply say "ok" or "sure", she KNOWS that what I really mean is **** Off...she is very perceptive...
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