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Jane Garvey & the Guys

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Vince_Ulam, Aug 5, 2018.

  1. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

  2. mothorchid

    mothorchid Star commenter

    Sigh.
    You could avoid using "guys" because it's naff... That would do me.
     
  3. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    While we're at it we can do away with its new singular form: 'Bud'.
     
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  4. Caoimhseach

    Caoimhseach Lead commenter

    I find "Ladies and gentlemen" a bit too formal for most occasions.
     
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  5. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

  6. mothorchid

    mothorchid Star commenter

    Nothing wrong with "Hello, everybody."
    Or "Hello all, my name is Mothorchid."
    No need to be over-formal.
     
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  7. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    Don't call me Bud, guy.
     
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  8. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    What is the female form of 'bud'? When one uncouth female stranger addresses another female stranger to solicit their attention, a sale, charity &c then what is used in place of 'bud'?
     
  9. Caoimhseach

    Caoimhseach Lead commenter

    Suggests you don't know anyone in the audience and they don't know you. "Hi Guys" is more for team events.
     
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  10. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    The appropriateness of using the greeting “hi guys” when addressing a group of men and women is up for debate after a woman suggested people should “never” use it - because other, gender-neutral greetings are more inclusive of women after one of our low paid internet scrapers spotted some irrelevant crud on Twitter to help fill up our web space.
     
  11. Caoimhseach

    Caoimhseach Lead commenter

    Be fair. The tweet was from Jane Garvey.
     
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  12. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Might depend which part of the country you are in. I was addressed as 'hen', today.
     
  13. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    I do not think there is an inclination in women to address one another in the comradely way common between men.
     
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  14. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    ''New rule''
    ''NEVER''

    Yeah... I don't fancy listening to silly people who think they can order me what I can and cannot say...
     
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  15. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    To clarify... if came at me saying ''do you think maybe 'guys' is a bit old hat''... yeah I'd listen... just a suggestion, not ordering her to say it like that...

    She decides to tell me what I can and cannot say then she [or he if it was a man doing it] looses every bit of interest from me.
     
  16. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Stick to sign language.

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Gals? Never heard a woman address a female audience/group in this way.
    'Good afternoon ladies'. That's the closest i can think of just now.
    'Hi everyone' seems to be quite popular, but of course it's gender neutral.

    I think it's very different on a more intimate, social level, women will address their female pals with : babe, hun, honey, love, hen, chick, mucker, doll etc.
     
  18. vannie

    vannie Star commenter

    She used to be the most popular Garvey on t’wireless. Until GUY Garvey got his show on 6 Music. Hmmm!
     
  19. vannie

    vannie Star commenter

    Seriously though ... there are bigger battles, Jane
     
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  20. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    She got her pay rise.
     

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