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    Dude vs mate vs ..

    So many ways to call some one in a friendly manner. In India we use 'yaar'. I am sure there are many more such words in various cultures and countries.

    There is also 'man' and 'ma'an' the last won so cool from the Windies
    Which one do you use and why?

    I usually use dude and even though it may smack of Americanisation at it worst, I find it cool and casual to use. I love to use ma'an though. Its better than dude but some how I use it less.

    Whatever.

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    i say dude in a mocking tone....

    i say lad rather a lot actually...good lad etc...

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    Generally "mate" to everyone & "fella" or "youth" to my closer friends. I think "youth" is a northernism which I musta picked up during my 3 years in Hull. So my university education wasn't totally wasted, after all!

    I usually greet a collective of (male) mates with either "Gentlemen." or "Ladies." depending on my mood.
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    i also call people young man rather a lot as well actually lol


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    I prefer "mate" to "dude". Mainly 'cause it's usually more friendly - at least in my neck of the woods, "dude" is more like "buddy", and is used in other contexts (sometimes challengingly), ie, "WTF, dude?" And while I sometimes call my son "buddy", if I call an adult by the same name, it's usually a simile for "a$$hole". Usually, anyway.

    A good rule of thumb is the lyric sheet to the old Scatterbrain classic - "Don't Call Me Dude".
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    for me its either dawg, brah, mayn, mun ( pronounced mon ) homes or mate and the occasional dude..
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    I remember a few years ago there was this guy at our cricket club from England (Matthew Pickering, I think he played some 2nds for Leics) who decided he'd start a new word for 'mate' - "pipe". He went around the whole time making sure that everyone called him "pipe" and get everyone else at the club to use it.

    I'm a massive "mate" user myself.

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    If im talking to someone who does not understand hindi, 80% of the time I say dude, 10% of the time I say man, 10% of the time I say mate. If I'm talking to someone who understands Hindi...90% of the time I say Yaar, 5% of the time I say Dude, and 5% of the time I say man.
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    Almost always 'mate', occasionally 'dude' if someone's said something stupid (a la South Park), sometimes 'son', occasionally 'kid' and 'lad' when dealing with younger people.
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    I don't really use slangs when addressing people. I'd have to say 'man' to give you an answer.
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    Heh, i usually use man most of the time when just chattin to someone in passing, ie sorta like 'Alright man, hows it goin'... except less jamaincan, more northern manc style...

    Though if i'm in conversation with someone, it usually changes to dude, fella, or mate ('seriously dude, what the f**k you on about', or 'ok there fella, just calm down' that sorta thing)
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    Mate a lot of the time. Though geezer to take the mick out of london mates and guys as a posh collective term. In my footie games at uni you could spot a toff a mile off when they said "come on guys!!". Worm for a mocking term.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lord_of_darkness
    for me its either dawg, brah, mayn, mun ( pronounced mon ) homes or mate and the occasional dude..
    id be pretty offended if someone called me "dawg" mind you im not about to stat hagning around with your type of people lord lol...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Love™
    I prefer "mate" to "dude". Mainly 'cause it's usually more friendly - at least in my neck of the woods, "dude" is more like "buddy", and is used in other contexts (sometimes challengingly), ie, "WTF, dude?" And while I sometimes call my son "buddy", if I call an adult by the same name, it's usually a simile for "a$$hole". Usually, anyway.

    A good rule of thumb is the lyric sheet to the old Scatterbrain classic - "Don't Call Me Dude".
    You use 'buddy' in that context? Wow, I use that a lot, and often shift between 'mate' and 'buddy' using them in the same context.
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    Mate, bro, maaaart (a variation of 'mate' that our group of friends used), pal.

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