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12/8/2012 10:08:35 PM
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Question For Americans

I'm going off of American Media here so bear with me how come when you are with a friend or girlfriends parents why do you always call them 'Sir' and 'Ma'am' ? it makes you look stupid as -blam!-
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] MashterChief117 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Gaara444 I had no idea respect was stupid. You should join the American Military, I heard they hate respect.[/quote] no thanks if I had to join a Military i'd join one that's actually effective[/quote] trololololololol
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Sgt monkey41 It's more of a southern thing. My mom grew up calling her dad Sir and still does it to this very day. [/quote] Military families also. I say it, and I was raised in Chicago with a father in the Airforce.
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  • Because it's showing you're a respectful person. You're dumb for not saying Sir and Ma'am.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Garem Respect?[/quote]
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  • Culture. It's a sign of respect, at least here in Texas.
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  • I ussally say Mr. Soandso and Miss Soandso
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  • Societal norms and all that -blam!-.
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  • I don't. I call them Mr., or Mrs. whatever, unless they tell me to call them by their first name. Anyway its a politeness thing, maybe people are less formal where you come from, but that's how it is in America, at least with people you want to give a good impression too.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] MashterChief117 I'm going off of American Media here so bear with me how come when you are with a friend or girlfriends parents why do you always call them 'Sir' and 'Ma'am' ? it makes you look stupid as -blam!-[/quote]Genuinely interested: how exactly does that sound dumb? I realize it's probably a culture thing, but I want to know exactly.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] OdorousLicense3 lol Butthurt Brit OT: Aside from the obvious fact that you're trolling, it's out of respect.[/quote] LOlassumptions. I wouldn't do it, I'd just be polite.
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  • Here in Aus I usually call them by their name, or call them mate.
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  • What do they do wherever you're from, OP?
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Gaara444 I had no idea respect was stupid. You should join the American Military, I heard they hate respect.[/quote] no thanks if I had to join a Military i'd join one that's actually effective
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  • I say Mrs. Mr. or Miss. When in that situation. And Sir with someone will authority. Like a teacher, boss, kinda deal. Ya dig?
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  • What kind of irrespectful country are you from then?
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] CaptKrunch 96 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Garem Respect?[/quote][/quote]
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  • It's more of a southern thing. My mom grew up calling her dad Sir and still does it to this very day.
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  • lol Butthurt Brit OT: Aside from the obvious fact that you're trolling, it's out of respect.
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  • I'm sorry for acting so stupid sir.
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  • I call them by their name, not sir or mam. If they don't like it, tough luck, because I'm -blam!-en their daughter already and don't care how they view me.
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  • What country are you from?
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  • I had no idea respect was stupid. You should join the American Military, I heard they hate respect. [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] MashterChief117 How come when you are with a friend or girlfriends parents why do you always call them 'Sir' and 'Ma'am' ? it makes you look stupid as -blam!-. [/quote]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] MashterChief117 it makes you look stupid as -blam!-[/quote]I really cannot see how it makes them look stupid. It's polite if anything.
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  • Better to be considered stupid than it is to be considered disrespectful.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Garem Respect?[/quote]
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  • It's respectful and makes their parents think their son/daughter isn't dating/hanging out with a rude -blam!-.
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