|Subject:||Re: Calling someone "boyo" is just plain rude (m)|
|Author:||Stef (guest, 126.96.36.199)|
|Date:||September 20, 2004 at 5:46:49 AM|
|Reply to:||Calling someone "boyo" is just plain rude (m) by Chrisell|
Sorry if you were offended by my jocular Welsh-ism.
I've consulted with my Welsh-speaking auntie. She agrees that, although the term 'boyo' is generally believed to be affectionate by the English (like myself), it can be used as a put-down by Welsh people. However it is also used affectionately in a blokey way and is not intrinsically a derogatory word.
If you are Welsh you have reason to be offended. But there was no intention on my part.
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