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ukelele lady

I went to eat at the Bar and Grill on Leopold Street again recently but this time

I told them in advance that I wanted to eat off a plate and not a chopping board.

Everything was fine except for one of my pet hates, being called a Guy.

Here's me dressed up to the nines and the waitress is calling me a guy

how insulting. I wanted to tell her there was a big difference between myself

and the husband even if she couldn't see it.

It's another horrible saying that's come from America, why can't they take a

leaf out of Jimmy Saville's book and address the situation correctly, Guy & Gals.

I hate being called a guy, the next time I think I will object and prove to them

I'm female. :o

:angry: :P

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I went to eat at the Bar and Grill on Leopold Street again recently but this time

I told them in advance that I wanted to eat off a plate and not a chopping board.

Everything was fine except for one of my pet hates, being called a Guy.

Here's me dressed up to the nines and the waitress is calling me a guy

how insulting. I wanted to tell her there was a big difference between myself

and the husband even if she couldn't see it.

It's another horrible saying that's come from America, why can't they take a

leaf out of Jimmy Saville's book and address the situation correctly, Guy & Gals.

I hate being called a guy, the next time I think I will object and prove to them

I'm female. :o

:angry::P

I'm with you on that one UKL, I really hate being called a "guy" even though I am male. I just don't like the word, just like I don't like women being called "birds" either.

If someone calls me "guy" my usual response is to say "A guy is someone you throw on a bonfire on 5th November"

However, with Americans, and even young English people who use the expression but have little knowledge of history that comment is frequently lost on them.

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RichardB

An online friend I got to meet in the USA in 2000 always called me "Sir", as in "Yes, Sir", as he did with all older male members of the group - I asked him to just call me Richard, but the training/habit just wouldn't leave him - a mark of respect for your elders that maybe isn't that common these days. He called Tiny Marm - his pronunciation - always tremendously polite.

I'm sure being called a Guy would wind me up enormously ...

I'm with you on that one UKL, I really hate being called a "guy" even though I am male. I just don't like the word, just like I don't like women being called "birds" either.

If someone calls me "guy" my usual response is to say "A guy is someone you throw on a bonfire on 5th November"

However, with Americans, and even young English people who use the expression but have little knowledge of history that comment is frequently lost on them.

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We have 'proms' at school now

England = USA through and through

booooooooo

Went to my first school prom last summer with a group of school leavers I had spent 5 years with and thoroughly enjoyed teaching.

As a result I enjoyed the prom and the opportunity to thank such a nice set of students.

This years school leavers have been trouble and a pain in the backside for the previous 5 years

As a result I won't be going to their prom, and they probably don't want me to.

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An online friend I got to meet in the USA in 2000 always called me "Sir", as in "Yes, Sir", as he did with all older male members of the group - I asked him to just call me Richard, but the training/habit just wouldn't leave him - a mark of respect for your elders that maybe isn't that common these days. He called Tiny Marm - his pronunciation - always tremendously polite.

I'm sure being called a Guy would wind me up enormously ...

Being a teacher I am used to being called "Sir" and "Yes, Sir" but I don't ever remember receiving my knighthood. <_<

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