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Subject: Re: Calling someone "boyo" is just plain rude (m)
Author: Stef   (guest, 62.6.139.11)
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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