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Old 12-05-2013, 01:52 AM
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I know right? We're all like, freaks in a freaky world (and hey who doesn't want to get freaky, ).

I know military life will be tough (especially at first), but I am rooting for you and will continue to do so. If you must confine your friendships to within a rank or two, at least make those friendships count, and even if you can't be friends with a four-star general, you can still offer the gift of an honoring and respectful demeanor towards him/her. When one considers the literally deadly serious jobs the military has to do, it's no wonder they're so formal about everything. Sometimes in life you just choose to adhere to an organization's rules, in order to get the benefits that the organization offers.

Anyway, adapt to the utmost of your abilities (and probably avoid calling any lady officers "gal," amirite. ).
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:56 AM
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I know right? We're all like, freaks in a freaky world (and hey who doesn't want to get freaky, ).

I know military life will be tough (especially at first), but I am rooting for you and will continue to do so. If you must confine your friendships to within a rank or two, at least make those friendships count, and even if you can't be friends with a four-star general, you can still offer the gift of an honoring and respectful demeanor towards him/her. When one considers the literally deadly serious jobs the military has to do, it's no wonder they're so formal about everything. Sometimes in life you just choose to adhere to an organization's rules, in order to get the benefits that the organization offers.

Anyway, adapt to the utmost of your abilities (and probably avoid calling any lady officers "gal," amirite. ).
Thanks I like knowing that you are rooting for me, I didn't expect that and I appreciate it!~ ^_^
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:52 AM
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I've been using "gals" for decades... and was pretty surprised to hear that it's rated as outdated/unusual by native speakers (only about a year ago). But I may as well be generally out of touch.

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**"Dudette" sounds comic to me, because where I live now, "dude" is less often used as a marker of direct address and more often used as a synonym for "whoa," especially if pronounced with an elongated vowel.
Hehe, I've picked up "dudette" from R. five years ago or somesuch; I could hardly imagine going without that word anymore nowadays. And I've found you can use it in the sense of "whoa" just as well, if you don't mind sounding comical: "dudAAAAtte!"
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Old 12-18-2013, 10:48 PM
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I'm a gal; just look at my name! lol A lot of words really are regional. Guys and gals is a regular term for me, as is y'all of course. Or even "all y'all"! (Sorry, family joke.). I'm rarely comfortable being called a lady, as that brings a particular image of a proper Southern woman to mind, and I'm too informal for that. Not country or redneck, just casual. In a professional sense, I'll use men and women. Ladies and gentlemen tend to be reserved for black tie affairs unless I'm reminding someone to mind their manners.
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Old 12-20-2013, 01:04 AM
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I'm a gal; just look at my name! lol A lot of words really are regional. Guys and gals is a regular term for me, as is y'all of course. Or even "all y'all"! (Sorry, family joke.). I'm rarely comfortable being called a lady, as that brings a particular image of a proper Southern woman to mind, and I'm too informal for that. Not country or redneck, just casual. In a professional sense, I'll use men and women. Ladies and gentlemen tend to be reserved for black tie affairs unless I'm reminding someone to mind their manners.
Nice to meet a woman who is proud to call themselves' a "Gal"!~ ^_^
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Old 12-20-2013, 01:11 AM
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Thank you! To be fair, I also call myself a broad (I'm a tough broad, lol), a chick, and a babe. The hubby calls me scary. :-P
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Old 12-23-2013, 09:49 PM
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Had to share this dialect map - totally pegged me as a New Englander, focused in the Boston area, and it grabbed "Providence" (since I grew up in RI) for my use of the word 'bubbler' for a drinking fountain.
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Huh, that questionnaire didn't ask me for the water fountain word.

But it pegged me as from "New York [city]" "Yonkers" or "Baltimore." I'm from LINY, so pretty close
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Old 12-23-2013, 10:20 PM
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I don't think galroom would work though. (Gal bedroom? Hmmmm -- )
Well, we call our femininely decorated basement family room with our huge projector HDTV our "girl cave." Ironically.
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Old 12-24-2013, 12:30 AM
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Ha! Loved the dialect map. And yes, it had me pegged. Apparently, the little road that runs along a bigger road is only called a service road on the Gulf Coast. I think it cheated! :-P
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