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    Default Re: Usage of the word 'Dear'.

    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    i reckon he will say that...

    hi feimao...
    u my hubby meh?
    爱是要时间慢慢培养的。。

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    Quote Originally Posted by furrycake View Post
    u my hubby meh?
    noticed i used, hi feimao, not dear feimao...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    noticed i used, hi feimao, not dear feimao...
    didnt notice wor, my dearest dca
    爱是要时间慢慢培养的。。

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    I used to write "Dearest ...." on snail mails..... so far only one misunderstood....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newman View Post
    I have a question on the informal use of the word 'dear'. Do you think it's alright to use in regular context between casual friends or do you think it should be reserved for someone you are very close with like a loved one? I'll like to use the following phrases as examples:

    How are you dear?
    Have you eaten dear?
    Bye dear!
    Dear... ( to get the person's attention)

    Please give me your opinions.

    Edit: I know it's commonly used between girls. But the context is between opposite sexes? I find it too intimate for casual use as only my wife will call me 'Dear'.
    Oh dear!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zplus View Post
    I used to write "Dearest ...." on snail mails..... so far only one misunderstood....
    The snail?

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    It depends very much on age. Old man to a young girl.. My dear girl.. is alright but can also be dirty old man
    young man to a young girl... My dear girl ... has to use carefully as the BF will go after you
    young girl to a young man.... My dear.. u are lucky got chance
    old lady to a young man.. my dear man.. got chance too... money chance but no money no talk
    Old man to old lady.. too late everything is over.. maybe next life
    old lady to old man... no use any more.. reaching the other end

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    Default Re: Usage of the word 'Dear'.

    hello, am i in the wrong country or what...?

    i neber hear people call each other dear one.

    normally i only hear "KNN how are you
    nong time no si, you haben mati yet meh"

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    Default Re: Usage of the word 'Dear'.

    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    hello, am i in the wrong country or what...?

    i neber hear people call each other dear one.

    normally i only hear "KNN how are you
    nong time no si, you haben mati yet meh"
    then typical reply...

    nb, u die i oso haben die yet...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    then typical reply...

    nb, u die i oso haben die yet...
    In HK, i say why so many people die, I dont see you die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwtan12 View Post
    In HK, i say why so many people die, I dont see you die.
    hmmm, an old classmate also use this phrase as his greeting !! ....when we see him he will say .... "Still alive arr" ...haha

    think I long time never say Dear liao ...haha, think only FT will use

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    Default Re: Usage of the word 'Dear'.

    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    hello, am i in the wrong country or what...?

    i neber hear people call each other dear one.

    normally i only hear "KNN how are you
    nong time no si, you haben mati yet meh"
    sound like you in the company of closet gays trying to keep their "macho cover" hahahahahah.... just kidding...

    My own observation is if for no other reason a guy were to just address me as "dear" for no apparent reason, they are just tell me to expect that he is a gay puff. heheh... Not that I discriminate lah

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    Default Re: Usage of the word 'Dear'.

    One of the "default" greeting term I often get with former staff of the company is. "hello sam. So how..boss die already or bankrupt yet?" Which is kinda "meaner" since previosuly it was "Hello sam...so which darling is the boss bonking this time?"
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    What is this????????

    From a pleasant "Dear" to "Hokkien Beng Southern Language School of Mai Hum"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newman View Post
    I have a question on the informal use of the word 'dear'. Do you think it's alright to use in regular context between casual friends or do you think it should be reserved for someone you are very close with like a loved one? I'll like to use the following phrases as examples:

    How are you dear?
    Have you eaten dear?
    Bye dear!
    Dear... ( to get the person's attention)

    Please give me your opinions.

    Edit: I know it's commonly used between girls. But the context is between opposite sexes? I find it too intimate for casual use as only my wife will call me 'Dear'.


    depands how you use lar. during my school time and national service, they told me always address someone with "Dear" , for example :

    dear Major Ong

    Dear sir

    dear madam,

    Dear LCP Chee

    ..etc.


    but if you sms someone " dear, wanna go for lunch" , " dear, how are you". then different liao low...

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    my GP teacher calls me dear and sweetie.
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    I think is not a matter of "yes" and 'no" but just simple common sense to decide when and how to say, knowing the company of people you are with, and how u normally behave among people.
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    i think if your gf found an sms in your phone that contains something like "hey dear, how about coming over tonight? i'm free and would be waiting for you..."

    lol. jump into singapore river also cannot clear yourself...

    =)

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    For me the usage of dear is only for my gf verbally. However, when msning or SMS close friends sometimes I do use it too. I guess the special connotation for this word is only brought out when one verbalize it? At least for me that is. Using it on messages is ok as i can't really visualize the other party, if face to face I think both my friends and I would get grossed out by the verbal expression of the word "dear" ha!

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    I call my female friends "bytch" and they are ok with it

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