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    Quote Originally Posted by kriegsketten View Post
    Or would some of you prefer to be called:

    1) "Hey old chap?" ("would you like to have a cup of tea?")

    2) "Yo dude!"

    C'mon, take a pick!
    Which ever of the two you fancy I am good with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hori View Post
    6. brothers, all members of a particular race, or of the human race in general: All men are brothers.
    But some here want to be bigger bro than the others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kriegsketten View Post
    Or would some of you prefer to be called:

    1) "Hey old chap?" ("would you like to have a cup of tea?")

    2) "Yo dude!"

    3) "Hey Mah main man!"

    4) "Hey Matey?"

    5) "Gentleman"

    6) "Yo, slick!"

    7) "Earthlings?"

    8) "Fellow Singas".. ()

    9) "Hey old geezer!"

    10) "Hey old timer!"

    11) "Hey younglings!"

    12) "Squire!"

    13) "Hey old fart!"

    14) "Hey nian dao!"

    15) "Hey Mister!"

    16) "Hey Master?"

    17) "Hey Uncle?!"

    18) "Hey xiao di!"

    19) better yet "Hey xiao di di!"

    20) "Hey Romans, lend me your ears!"

    21) "Dear fellow gentiles..."

    22) "Fellowship of the ring!?"

    23) "Comrades!"

    24) "Hey gramps!"

    25) "Hello Ah-chik!"

    26) "Hey Peep sqeak!"

    27) "Hey Fruitcake!"

    28) or what about "Hello sayang..." (ugh!)

    C'mon, take a pick!
    Why don't have Senior Member one?

    If someone has attained such status in CS we should address him accordingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Why don't have Senior Member one?

    If someone has attained such status in CS we should address him accordingly.
    At first, I thought you meant:

    29) "Hey Senior!"

    Then I thought of:

    30) "Hey Lao Jiao!" or literally translated: "Hey old bird!"

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    More to add:

    31) "Hey Chump!"

    32) "Hey Champion!"

    33) "Hey D*ck H**d!" (If I'm grumpy)

    34) "Hey Prince charming!"

    And if I'm in a singing mood...
    35) "Hey Jude"......

    For the rowdy group:
    36) "Hey Buster!"...

    For the un-named:
    37) "John Dole?...."

    This one is good
    38) "Hey BUTTHEAD!"

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    In foreign tongue, if you want varieties:

    39) "Amigo!"

    40) "Bonjour Monsieur..."

    41) "Mon Ami!"

    42) "Lei ho mo, Pang Yao?"

    For the super rude and uncouth:
    43) "Simi tai-chi?!"
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    .. I think all this is shoooo... Bro-mantics......
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    Quote Originally Posted by kriegsketten View Post
    Sorry, Smokey bear! Obviously he thinks he is as young as you (well, young at heart that is)!

    Otherwise, you should respond to him proper: "Sure, use mine...old fart..."
    Maybe i should reply "yes xiao di di, let unker hepchu with the lighter, which area u want to burn?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by kriegsketten View Post
    Also, I don't know if this is the case, but I think it has something to do with our local education system... I remember the use of this term since the start of my primary education through secondary and probably through JC as well... And it might have risen from some Christian / Catholic based (all-boys) schools... where we were taught to treat each other as "brothers"...
    I don't know about that. Those schools were in existence when I was still in Singapore and when I was still in the education system, and although I never went through them myself I don't remember *anyone* using the word "bro" when I was in Singapore.

    I think I'd feel slightly less bothered about "brother" too, the "bro" thing has an element of [1] extra familiarity [2] slight punkishness. Maybe only to me, anyway.

    With regards to your long list of addresses, I stress again, the thing that bugs me most about the "bro" thing is not so much using it on its own which I can just about tolerate - most of your examples if not all are standalone replacements for a name or some other form of identification - but the fact that it is used as a suffix, essentially, to a person's name.

    Ie bro kriegsketten.

    Although it wouldn't surprise me if bro on its own got annoying fairly fast too!

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    I prefer to be call Onee-san by XMM.

    Else, please call me SK or bro.

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    When I hear bro, especially "bro ken" or "bro sabe", I am immediately prepared to be asked for favours :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jed View Post
    I don't know about that. Those schools were in existence when I was still in Singapore and when I was still in the education system, and although I never went through them myself I don't remember *anyone* using the word "bro" when I was in Singapore.

    I think I'd feel slightly less bothered about "brother" too, the "bro" thing has an element of [1] extra familiarity [2] slight punkishness. Maybe only to me, anyway.

    With regards to your long list of addresses, I stress again, the thing that bugs me most about the "bro" thing is not so much using it on its own which I can just about tolerate - most of your examples if not all are standalone replacements for a name or some other form of identification - but the fact that it is used as a suffix, essentially, to a person's name.

    Ie bro kriegsketten.

    Although it wouldn't surprise me if bro on its own got annoying fairly fast too!
    Dang!.... The way you use it as a preffix?... Is EXACTLY how Catholic priests addressed among themselves... (and yes, I went through the "brother" schools) Like one of the "Brothers" who once taught us in bible class, Brother McNally. I don't think you know him, he has long passed away but you can still see his Bronze Sculptures outside the foodcourt at SGH. The other priests would be refered to with their names like Brother this, Brother that... and that has actually caught on with our generation... BTW, Glenn Ong and John Klass are actually my school mates (coincidentally of the same year...)... Hey Bruther!!!....
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    Quote Originally Posted by kriegsketten View Post
    Dang!.... The way you use it as a preffix?... Is EXACTLY how Catholic priests addressed among themselves...
    Catholic priests, yes. Catholic schools? Not so sure about that. You might call a Catholic priest Brother X, but the same person wouldn't call someone else who wasn't a priest Brother Y.

    And Catholic priests probably use "brother" rather than "bro".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jed View Post
    Catholic priests, yes. Catholic schools? Not so sure about that. You might call a Catholic priest Brother X, but the same person wouldn't call someone else who wasn't a priest Brother Y.

    And Catholic priests probably use "brother" rather than "bro".
    Yeah, but that's how twisted kids can be... they adapt, they modify it to their own use... And not just ANY Catholic school, it must have at least some notoriety, not the clean (super-upper class) ones... Muahahaha....
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    blame it on Super Mario bros.

    now got new version :

    http://mario.nintendo.com/

    Objection !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninelives View Post
    blame it on Super Mario bros.

    now got new version :

    http://mario.nintendo.com/

    Nope... that's not how it came about... Good try, bro! My kid and I played that game and I don't recall either brother calling each other "Bro Mario" or "Bro Luigi" during the game... Show me some proof, bro!
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    hmm. could it be stemmed from the secret societies?

    u sworn in as a blood brother, ur their bro. they adress each other as xiong di.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    hmm. could it be stemmed from the secret societies?

    u sworn in as a blood brother, ur their bro. they adress each other as xiong di.
    Okay, sooooo now we have English-educated blood brothers hmmmm..... Sign of the times!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jed View Post
    ... whose eyes water at the "bro" spam on CS these days? o.O

    Why have we suddenly gone increasingly sibling friendly?

    I could vaguely understand and happily tolerate the occasional "bro" in place of a name, but suddenly we seem to have turned into a religious seminary with bro A, bro B, bro C et al.

    (no menace intended at all in these questions please, ie I'm not having a go at you if you're one of those that uses it, I'm just trying to find out if anyone else feels the same way I do or if I'm just hopelessly out of touch)
    well... i irks when ppl call me bro... but its just me... cos it sounds quite fake... esp when u have experience being stabbed by people who calls you bro... cheapens the emotional barrier.
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