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Friday, February 6, 2009

Boys and Girls or Men and Women...

I don't mind if someone calls me a boy or a man. I consider myself a man at 23 years old but if someone called me a boy I wouldn't get offended by it or go crazy about it. Some people might not like it if you called them a boy or a girl, when they would rather be called a man or a woman but I'm not one of them. I think it depends on the person or the setting. I think a lot of us say it either way. I have said before to my wife: "I'm going to hang out with my boys". Even though all of them would be considered men since most of my friends are 21 years old and older. It's just a saying. I don't think there is anything wrong with this. It does sound weird if I said: "I'm going to hang out with my men". In my opinion, that could make some people think that I am gay if I said that. Once again, we say boys and girls or men and women when it seems to sound more comfortable for us or the situation. We say men or women usually in respect to people.


  1. I agree, it does depend on the setting of the converstaion. If you are in a work setting you would use man or sir. If you are just hanging out with friends you would be more likely to use guys or boys. It does bug me however when I get called mam becasue I feel I am not in that age category yet. I understand it is respectful but younger women liked to be called miss.

  2. Good point. In a professional setting, I think it shouold always remain appropriate and maintain professionalism. In a more personal setting, my brothers and I are referred to as "momma's boys." I'm with you though, when I refer to my group, their my boys!