Is It Ever Wrong To Call Someone Sir?
Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:39 PM
Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:05 PM
I say "Sir" to the homeless guy licking spilled Mountain Dew off the floor of the Metro.
Posted 26 April 2012 - 01:57 AM
Horse poo. Raised in Houston and that's where it was drilled into my brain. Maybe I'm just an uber nice guy. Doubt it.
Houston is quite a bit different than say, Charlotte. There are a lot of people who were not originally born in NC and who grew up elsewhere now living in the state. They seem to live in the bigger cities and such.
Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:41 AM
All wimmenz, but only strangers, I call "Miss." It doesn't make them feel old and the older ladies get a really neat grin on their faces.
It's called being polite and general society could use more of it.
But it was always a joke in the military if you were to call an Enlisted Man "Sir", the response you would get is "I'm not a sir, I work for a living." That is in reference to all officers having to be addressed as sir. Most Vetereans still use that line today but only as a joke.
If I am addressing a female that I know, I will always use the affectionate term "Biatch." As in, get me another beer, Biatch
Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:39 PM
Besides the obvious misuse of calling a woman sir, is it ever offensive to call male sir?
No, it's never wrong.