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    Do you ever talk to girls and say something like "oh man i gotta tell you" , even though they're , obviously , girls ?
    And when you do so, does it usually mean you consider them as "mates" and don't like them in another way ?

    Yeah, I might be reading too much into that, but I'm not English, so I don't know all those things. I just know that when a French guy calls a girl "man" (in French) it usually means she's been "friend zoned" ...

    So, do you ?
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    not everyone overthinks things and tries to read hidden meanings into everything when they use a word as much as you clearly do
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    yes like a_t said, it's just a way of addressing somebody casually, don't be overthinking this.
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    Haha that would just be reading too much into it.

    Ive heard a boyfriend say 'man' to his girlfriend. Even heard a guy say 'man' to a girl he hates.

    It means nothing deep, its just the way some people speak. Some girls refer to their female friends as 'man' too.
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    (Original post by littlepotatoe)
    Do you ever talk to girls and say something like "oh man i gotta tell you" , even though they're , obviously , girls ?
    And when you do so, does it usually mean you consider them as "mates" and don't like them in another way ?

    Yeah, I might be reading too much into that, but I'm not English, so I don't know all those things. I just know that when a French guy calls a girl "man" (in French) it usually means she's been "friend zoned" ...

    So, do you ?
    i wouldn't say that or use that to address a woman ever!

    i'd say 'hey girl how you doing today? wanna come back to my house and play? '
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    (Original post by littlepotatoe)
    Do you ever talk to girls and say something like "oh man i gotta tell you" , even though they're , obviously , girls ?
    And when you do so, does it usually mean you consider them as "mates" and don't like them in another way ?

    Yeah, I might be reading too much into that, but I'm not English, so I don't know all those things. I just know that when a French guy calls a girl "man" (in French) it usually means she's been "friend zoned" ...

    So, do you ?
    you ovethinking too much man!

    ^ see this? its nothing, don't worry
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    If I don't call a girl by her name, I'd usually address her as 'mate', or 'buddy'.
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    'Oh man, give me some more of that strap-on'.
    you wanna play rough?
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    "Man" is just a word... when casually talking to people, it doesn't really mean a lot in my opinion. If I start referring to girls as "girl", it makes me sound like a should be in a rap video and "woman" makes you sound like a massive sexist.
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    It's fine to say something like 'oh man...' but calling them a man like 'you are a man' is kinda offensive..
    Tehe.. maybe chill out on analysing your conversations and just have some fun with your mates? xD
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    I say 'man' to my female friends and even my parents :p:
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    You're reading way too much into this :p:

    My boyfriend says things like 'Man, I've had a tough day' or 'Aww man, I can't find the remote again' - sounds better than 'Woman, I've had a tough day' because I almost expect it to be followed by 'so why the **** are you out of the kitchen?' :ninja:
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    Haha right. Thanks everyone. Was just wondering, cause you really can't say 'man' to a girl in French, without sounding like you consider her as a sort of boy...
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    If she looks like a man then thats peak.
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    Ever since I saw the Big Lebowski I call everyone dude..

    Also say "Man!.. blah blah" when talking to girls (including partners)
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    (Original post by littlepotatoe)
    Haha right. Thanks everyone. Was just wondering, cause you really can't say 'man' to a girl in French, without sounding like you consider her as a sort of boy...
    Well, most of us aren't French.
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    I would never call a girl 'man' and if I did, I definitely wouldn't have any feelings for her!
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    Saying “Hey girl!” “How you doing girl!” “What's the latest girl?" doesn't necessarily give the desired impression.
    What about 'girlfriend'? :puppyeyes:

    I call all everyone man regardless of gender, it's a term of endearment man
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    (Original post by FXX)
    Well, most of us aren't French.

    Erm. I ain't saying that. Just trying to translate the right way.
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    Saying “Hey girl!” “How you doing girl!” “What's the latest girl?" doesn't necessarily give the desired impression.
    A lot of famous people seem to think it's a good idea.
 
 
 
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