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The appellation of young man

 
 
Reply Sun 27 Sep, 2009 07:53 pm

I think sometimes the title of "young man" refers to a derogative appellation. In the context below, I surmise that the young man might be used improperly. Do you agree with me?

Context:

As a young man, I really feel that it's a good time for us to live and to learn.
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panzade
 
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Reply Sun 27 Sep, 2009 07:55 pm
@oristarA,
nothing derogatory there ori
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ebrown p
 
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Reply Sun 27 Sep, 2009 08:05 pm
@oristarA,
No, young man is rarely derogatory. I suppose it has been used by an adult scolding a child as in "Listen here young man", but it is not a derogatory term in general. It is often used as a sweet term as in "he is such a nice young man".

I would love to be called young man. (It has been a long time).

farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 27 Sep, 2009 08:28 pm
@ebrown p,
I hate being called "Hon" by a waitress.
panzade
 
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Reply Sun 27 Sep, 2009 08:41 pm
@farmerman,
why's that?
JTT
 
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Reply Sun 27 Sep, 2009 08:50 pm
@panzade,
'Cuz he's too old and grumpy to be called 'Hon'. Wink
oristarA
 
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Reply Sun 27 Sep, 2009 10:54 pm
@JTT,
Yeah. Farmerman always gives me an impression that he is grumpy.
panzade
 
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Reply Mon 28 Sep, 2009 06:58 am
@oristarA,
I think it's because of his avatar. Ori, do you know who is pictured on Farmerman's avatar?
McTag
 
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Reply Mon 28 Sep, 2009 07:08 am
@panzade,

Quote:
do you know who is pictured on Farmerman's avatar?


Ernest Shackleton?
panzade
 
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Reply Mon 28 Sep, 2009 07:11 am
@McTag,
Looks like Shackleton...just after he crawled to land in Tierra del Fuego, but no, it's not him
Ceili
 
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Reply Mon 28 Sep, 2009 10:43 am
You mean to tell me that's not farmer? Humdinger.
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Francis
 
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Reply Mon 28 Sep, 2009 10:50 am
@panzade,
I always took that for granted..

http://cascoly.com/images/Grant.jpg
panzade
 
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Reply Mon 28 Sep, 2009 11:39 am
@Francis,
clever bugger
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panzade
 
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Reply Mon 28 Sep, 2009 11:41 am
Ori, Ulysses Grant was very grouchy about the time he defeated Robert E Lee in the American Civil War...tired and spent....sorta like Farmerman on a bad day .
Rockhead
 
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Reply Mon 28 Sep, 2009 11:43 am
@panzade,
the money is what made him grouchy.

havin his photo on the fiddy and all...
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