#1
i've always wondered this. whenever i hear the word "mate", i think of dogs humping. how is being someone's "mate" a good thing?
#4
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Because we are American and they are British

aha, explains it all.
#5
It's a cultural difference. It doesn't really mean anything.
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#7
yeah its just something we say........like i say "cheers" or "tar" instead of Thank You
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#9
Why do people say "Get the fuck out" when you're in an internet forum? It's a figure of speech - now get the fuck out.
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#10
Argh I don't like it! People usually say it when you aren't "mates" and it's quite patronizing. I know my friends dislike it aswell.

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#11
If this helps?.. It's the same reason the americans call eachother "bro"... Down Under we also call eachother Bro................... sometimes
#13
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i've always wondered this. whenever i hear the word "mate", i think of dogs humping. how is being someone's "mate" a good thing?

That's messed up. Even more so that you think about dogs like that.
#14
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British slang.

Dunno where it originates from but it is assossiated with people on ships and stuff. Non gay saliors, the manly kind.


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#15
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If this helps?.. It's the same reason the americans call eachother "bro"... Down Under we also call eachother Bro................... sometimes

yeah like no one says that around here. i think it's a common stereotype though.
#16
"Mate" equals someone you'll hang around with, have a pint with, whatever but not really bother about. At least over here.
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#17
Just differing culture. Typically people from the UK use it. And Australia.
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I like saying mate, mate


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#20
Now i have a scouser accent in my head seeing as though they say 'right mate'
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#21
Mate, Dude, Old Chap, buddy, bro, kid, boy...there are plenty of words like that. Some people just use them in any conversation when adressing someone who may or may not be their friend.

Some people say "honey" or "hun" and, for some odd reason, "duck".
#23
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dude means elephant butt cheeks, why do people call their friends dude?

um..where'd you get that from?
#24
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Mate, Dude, Old Chap, buddy, bro, kid, boy...



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#26
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That's messed up. Even more so that you think about dogs like that.

Hey, don't be hating on him. There isn't a single thing wrong with thinking about dogs fucking each other.
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#28
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dude means elephant butt cheeks, why do people call their friends dude?

Actually, I have heard something about that too. I believe it was actually a hair on an elephant's ass is called a dude. But that's definately not why people call each other dude. Originally, dude was a term used for someone who couldn't ride a horse if I'm not mistaken.
It's GANDHI not GHANDI

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#30
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I think mate is a European thing...because no one in America says mate.

We say mate, but we don't call our friends mate.
It's GANDHI not GHANDI

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#31
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We say mate, but we don't call our friends mate.


i call my friends mate
#32
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I think mate is a European thing...because no one in America says mate.


cant be a european thing cos not much of europe speak english as a first language. its a sailor thing. first mate is like the second in command on a ship, hence your friend is your first mate, shorten it to mate. its so intergrated now its used to refer to anyone really, not just close friends.
#33
I'll call anyone mate. I call my friends mate, I'll call someone I'm introduced to mate... 'Alright mate'... I'll call everyone and anyone mate.
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#34
Yeah I'm American, but I had this Northern Irish girlfriend when I was like 13 and I've been saying mate for like years now weird how I got introduced to it.
#35
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If this helps?.. It's the same reason the americans call eachother "bro"... Down Under we also call eachother Bro................... sometimes


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