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#1
What is your opinion on the peerage system? Do you think it is outdated?

Why do Americans use the term 'Sir', when they have no system of peerage in their society?

I am interested to know which other contries use these terms, and which have peerage systems.
#2
Peerage is a dumb word and makes me think of what happens when someone uses the urinal next to you.

I don't see a problem with the word "sir".
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To be polite.


Pretty much this. It shows respect to your elders when kids say it, and it's more formal/polite that way.
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#5
At least we aren't pretentious when we use it.
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At least we aren't pretentious when we use it.


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#7
I call all the customers "sir" when I'm at work, not women though.

I also call my elders "sir", not because I have respect, but because it's polite

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#9
I don't bother with it.

I doubt I'm gonna want to hear that condescending shit if I live to be old.
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I hate saying it if it's used seriously. I usually have to address my dad as sir "because it's respectful" but in reality it's just a word.



POSH MUDCRABS ALL AROUND, GOOD SIRS.

I refused to call my mom and dad ma'am or sir from an early age.

It was pretty much like, "I might have to listen to you, but I'm not gonna be your bitch."
#15
I say it 'Sir' and 'Ma'am' all the time, even to my peers. And it's not to sound stupid or whatever, I genuinely do it by nature.

It has nothing to do with peerage though (I'm American). I do think peerage is outdated.

Edit: I have a question.

Why the **** do people still want noble titles? Are there any of you here (I doubt it, but still)?
#17
I tend to say sir alot whenever I feel British.

I'm Dutch though, so I must sometimes put the deksel on the pan.
#18
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The only time I was ever ordered to call someone 'Sir' was when I was in school.


It didn't last long.


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#21
Not many people say 'sir' in Scotland. We tend not to talk too much here because nobody can understand the accent and it hurts our teeth.
#22
I do, because I'm a Southern gentleman.
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Yeah. Unlike you depraved Eurofags, we have a thing called "manners".

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Yeah. Unlike you depraved Eurofags, we have a thing called "manners".


I was taught from a young age to use manners, so I do.


Just not around/with people I don't have respect for.
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I was taught from a young age to use manners, so I do.


Just not around/with people I don't have respect for.
Then you don't have manners, Eurofag.
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I say sir...


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#29
[quote="'-[NiL"]-']I refused to call my mom and dad ma'am or sir from an early age.

It was pretty much like, "I might have to listen to you, but I'm not gonna be your bitch."


#30
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Any male in a position of equal or greater power to oneself deserves to be reffered to as Sir.
Females in the same position get to be called Ma'am.

It's a fact of life in the UK it seems


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I've never called anyone Sir apart from my male teachers in secondary school, and that was only to get their attention.

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#33
i just like saying sir paul mccartney and sir elton john
and hopefully sir jimmy page

other than that, i say sir when im trying to be funny or polite.
#34
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That. It's expected in the south.

It's considered to be mouthing off in some parts of the north, though.


Say wha? I'm from Texas, with parents from Georgia and Mississippi, so I grew up with "yes ma'am" and "no sir" and do it second nature whenever I'm talking to anybody +25, but how could that be mouthing off?
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Say wha? I'm from Texas, with parents from Georgia and Mississippi, so I grew up with "yes ma'am" and "no sir" and do it second nature whenever I'm talking to anybody +25, but how could that be mouthing off?


Sarcastic tone probably. Dunno, i've never had the pleasure of fucking with uptight northerners.
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Say wha? I'm from Texas, with parents from Georgia and Mississippi, so I grew up with "yes ma'am" and "no sir" and do it second nature whenever I'm talking to anybody +25, but how could that be mouthing off?
I have no idea, to be honest. I've just met a few people from up north that tell me these things. When I was a kid I had a teacher who came from up north and she told us how it was used generally in sarcasm up there.

Then I knew a guy who came from up north and started living in the south, got used to how we spoke down there, and when he went back up north and started saying "yes ma'am", etc, he nearly got in trouble for it.
#39
Uh...I'm from da norf and I use it all the time when doing customer service jobs.

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I have no idea, to be honest. I've just met a few people from up north that tell me these things. When I was a kid I had a teacher who came from up north and she told us how it was used generally in sarcasm up there.

Then I knew a guy who came from up north and started living in the south, got used to how we spoke down there, and when he went back up north and started saying "yes ma'am", etc, he nearly got in trouble for it.


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