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normgary commented on the word boss
yarb, Thanks for the comments boss; it pretty well agrees with my observation; I don't think I had noticed the male restriction, but now that you mention it, I don't recall ever hearing it from a woman. Interesting that you found it in the northern UK. I wonder if it is more widespread in England. Also, I think I have heard it in the US only in California, but I am not sure.
January 25, 2012
About "boss." I am in my seventies and have noticed recently younger people, especially clerks, ticket sellers, etc. addressing me as "boss." Anyone else noticed this? Is it used only younger to older or is it be server to servee?
January 24, 2012
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