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Monday, November 10, 2008

Watchya got, chief?

I went to lunch with a friend today and had a horribly over-exuberant waiter. Besides trying to hard-sell the "homemade" ranch for me to dip my fries in (despite me saying "no thank you" several times), he punctuated just about every sentence with a jocular vocative.

Can I get you another coke, buddy?
Would you like some homemade ranch, big guy?

On and on it went.

So, watchya got? Let's hear them.

, man.
, sport.
, buster.
, guy.

And there are girl ones too, but they come off as offensive not stupid.

, toots.
, sweetie.
, hon.

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5 comments:

ness said...

bub
sugar


Jocular vocative. I might need to say that over and over again for the sheer enjoyment of it....

don said...

boss
hoss
pal
slugger
bigg'n
fella
buddy

wendy said...

I like to call john 'sugar tits'.

Aaron said...

Wendy, that was so TMI I can't even express it. Unless of course they really taste like sugar. Er, um, never mind, don't answer that.

H said...

Why did everyone skip the ever popular: Bi-otch?