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The Term - Old Man

Tue Feb 27, 2007 3:28 pm

I've noticed a few posters referring to their Father/Dad as Old man.Is this a common term in the west or is it a ridicule of an elder person.
Was curious as out here Father or Dad would be reffered to very differently.
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RE: The Term - Old Man

Tue Feb 27, 2007 3:31 pm

Out west it is very common for sons to refer to there as the old man, I do it alot myself and I am sure you will find many people who will, it is not a derogatory comment at all, just slang.
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RE: The Term - Old Man

Tue Feb 27, 2007 3:34 pm

Most people in the West refer to their father as 'Dad'. Occasionally they call then my 'Father' or their own name. Yes it is also common to refer to your father as 'My Old Man' or as such.

"My old man thinks this a.net membership was a waste of money" It is just a common way of reffering to your father in the third person, nothing of offense ore ridicule towards the elderly.  Wink

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RE: The Term - Old Man

Tue Feb 27, 2007 3:37 pm

It's wise never to call him 'old man' to his face.

Also, my 'old lady' often refers to someone's wife. Again, never said to the face.  Wink
 
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RE: The Term - Old Man

Tue Feb 27, 2007 3:41 pm

Quoting WellHung (Reply 3):
It's wise never to call him 'old man' to his face

I say it to my Dad's face all the time! But, that's only cuz he always calls me 'FatKid' or 'ZitBoy'. Wink
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RE: The Term - Old Man

Tue Feb 27, 2007 4:29 pm

Quoting WestJetYQQ (Reply 4):

I call my dad that when he says im chubby. I call him pops mostly.

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RE: The Term - Old Man

Tue Feb 27, 2007 6:20 pm

Yeah your "old man" is your father... you don't call him "old man" when talking to him, and often don't use the term if he is around. But many people do use it around their fathers when refering to him... ie "Yeah my old man over there used to do that"
Its usually used positively rather than having a negative conitation...
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RE: The Term - Old Man

Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:28 pm

Some eastern countries use similar terms. In Indonesia Orang Tua means old person and is usually meant as a mark of respect. Of course it can mean the opposite, you have to know which is intended, eye contact is a good idea!

A senior whatever, especially judge is termed ketua, senior, but really it means old.
 
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RE: The Term - Old Man

Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:36 pm

I've never referred to my dad as "old man." I was taught it's disrespectful.

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RE: The Term - Old Man

Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:15 am

Old man is also another name for your todger (gentlemen) so be careful how you use it - and the phrase! Big grin

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RE: The Term - Old Man

Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:22 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Thread starter):
Is this a common term

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Quoting ZBBYLW (Reply 1):
it is not a derogatory comment at all

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Quoting WellHung (Reply 3):
It's wise never to call him 'old man' to his face.

Also, my 'old lady' often refers to someone's wife. Again, never said to the face.

Depending on the context. It's not bad if it's in a light-hearted way, and not meant to hurt his or her feelings.

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 8):
I was taught it's disrespectful.

Again, I believe it to be the context with which it is used. I call my dad "old-man" all the time. Hell, nowadays, my son calls me that from time to time.  biggrin 
 
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RE: The Term - Old Man

Wed Feb 28, 2007 6:02 am

My dad says it was popular in his day but today I have never heard anyone call their dad "my old man".
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RE: The Term - Old Man

Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:53 am

Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 11):
I have never heard anyone call their dad "my old man".

Do you live under a rock?  Wink

I never refer to my dad as "my old man," but plenty of my friends do so. It's not derogatory in any way, shape or form. IMO, fathers are taking a liking to the term.
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RE: The Term - Old Man

Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:56 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Thread starter):
Old man

Did rick put you up to this thread? Because I have something for him if he did.

I call my dad that on very informal occasions, usually when we're joking with each other.
 
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RE: The Term - Old Man

Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:53 am

Quoting TZ757300 (Reply 13):
Did rick put you up to this thread? Because I have something for him if he did.

 rotfl   bigthumbsup 

I call my dad oldman all the time. My grandfather too. They have no probs with it. He usually gets me back tho. 'kyle you ve been on a.net too much. Im taking it away...' or somesuch. LOL

What an old codger.


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RE: The Term - Old Man

Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:45 pm

Interesting.
Out here I've never heard that term being used.In fact Fathers & Especially Mothers are Spoken to with an Extra respect by majority or the common Dad/Mom term.If Hindi is used then the ossasion "Ji" added at the end for respect because of their Age.

I noticed a few posters referring the term Old man so was curious if it was Ridicule or not.

What do Fathers think of the Term used by their children.

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RE: The Term - Old Man

Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:58 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 15):
What do Fathers think of the Term used by their children

As has been mentioned, in the context referenced, they don't mind. I heard my old man refer to his dad as old man many times.... no big deal. It's simply another informal name for dad.
 
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RE: The Term - Old Man

Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:16 pm

Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 16):
As has been mentioned, in the context referenced, they don't mind.

Glad to hear that  Smile

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