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This doesn't really apply to males as in this kind of situation the would be called 'guys'. But does anyone else think it's weird when females over 18 call themselves/get called 'girl' ... I'm 20 and still say it myself. For example I say "There's 3 of us girls and 1 guy living in my house." And all the time on facebook uni friends post statuses/pics of them 'out with the girlies' But now I am 20 I've found myself more and more saying female when referring to females of such age, including myself. But I don't recall calling myself/people of my age woman though. As if 'girl' is too young and 'woman' is too old and I can't think of a word other than female that can be used in the same way 'guy' can mean a teenager or a male in their 20s or possibly older, instead of saying 'man'. Does this apply to anyone else ??
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No. Anytime I need to label my sex I just break into song:

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A lot of the time, women / lady gives the impression of age compared to man / guy imo.
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(Original post by Vixen47)
No. Anytime I need to label my sex I just break into song:

lol to true haha
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No. Anytime I need to label my sex I just break into song:

I'd forgotten about this song. Yup it sums up my feelings exactly. I think part of it is still because I'm a student. If I was working full time I might feel more grown up and call myself woman.
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girl, boy
gal, guy
female, male
woman, man
lady, gentleman

I guess age may have something to do with the decision between calling someone a girl versus a woman. But using the word 'guy' as a comparison may be slightly off, due to the pairing opposite actually being 'gal' (Or at least it makes sense like that in my opinion)

You do get t-shirts with quotes like "Girls' night out!" which are most likely bought for hen nights, which usually aren't women under 18. Usually.
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I can't remember when I made the switch from "girl" to "woman" when referring to myself. I'm relatively sure I still called myself 'girl' when I was 20 though.
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'out with the femaless' Erm no

'just us females' Creep the **** out of here

So you think girls is too young and woman is too old so you opt for the creepy option... females
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Girls sounds 'nicer' in comparison to 'females'
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i see 40 year olds calling themselves girls :rofl:
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(Original post by Ebony19)
'out with the femaless' Erm no

'just us females' Creep the **** out of here

So you think girls is too young and woman is too old so you opt for the creepy option... females
I do still call myself/my friends "girl" especially if I'm talking to my friends who are still teenagers. But in certain sentences, it seems more appropriate to use the word 'female' because woman makes me feel old.
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Out with the *****es perhaps?
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I see guys around the same age being called "boys." If there's not a double standard I don't really care TBH.
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(Original post by Alpha brah)
I see guys around the same age being called "boys." If there's not a double standard I don't really care TBH.
See I wouldn't call of my 18+ year old male friends boys, I'd always call them guys, because boys seems too young, but men sounds too old.
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You still haven't got over your housemate?
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You still haven't got over your housemate?
What do you mean? I mentioned them as an example of when I happily/automatically says 'girls'.
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My mam says 'out with the girls' and she's 44. 'Females' make it sound like we're monkeys or cats or something. I'm 22 and still use 'girl'
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(Original post by nic-nac)
What do you mean? I mentioned them as an example of when I happily/automatically says 'girls'.
Oh please, its quite clear you have feelings for him.
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Female is the creepy one
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I use "boys" as a term for my group of male friends.
"Girls" tends to be for my younger sisters / niece.

Hmmm.
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