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Posted: 9/12/2010 10:59:16 AM EDT
Some men, me included, at times will call their sons "Son" rather than by their name. Others don't. Is this a regional thing? Being of Appalachian birth and heritage, it was common in my family.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:00:54 AM EDT
my dad calls me son

We are from the midwest
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:01:43 AM EDT
My dad refers to me by name. My best friend calls his son by his name too. We're all city folk.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:02:55 AM EDT
My dad has never called me Son
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:03:52 AM EDT
Sometimes, usually when he's in trouble.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:04:01 AM EDT
depends on the situation he has many names at times
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:04:23 AM EDT
I do
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:04:33 AM EDT
Yup...... Depends on the situation.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:04:52 AM EDT
Originally from the South.

My father called me son when he was making a point that was to be taken very clearly.

I do this with my two sons, now.

Other times I call them by their nicknames, and their given names when they are in trouble.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:05:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2010 11:48:28 AM EDT by Lumpy196]
Originally Posted By JohnMikerson:
my dad calls me son

We are from the midwest



Im from the midwest. My father called me by both my name and kid, as well as some other names depending on what stupid shit I was doing.

I do pretty much the same thing.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:05:43 AM EDT
My father i dont think has ever called me son..
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:06:02 AM EDT
I call them son generally when I lecturing them on something important, generally I call them 'boy' or by their name
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:06:20 AM EDT
Only when he is disappoint.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:06:41 AM EDT
I was called by my name and son
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:06:46 AM EDT
sure do
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:07:03 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Skg_Mre_Lght:
My father called me son when he was making a point that was to be taken very clearly.


This is my experience and usage as well.

Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:07:06 AM EDT
My "boy" also known as "the boy" is two years old and I have called him son as well as his many nicknames, hell, I even call him Rudy from time to time. Rudy is our yellow lab.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:16:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By fammyman:
depends on the situation he has many names at times



I was 14 before I found out my first name wasn't G**damnit!

Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:18:18 AM EDT
Nope. Dad always called me "bud". Still does to this day.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:20:01 AM EDT
My dad always said son or kid.

Since you brought this up and I was thinking about it. Im not sure I ever heard him call me "Jeff", other than introductions or trying to get my attention in public.

I do the same for my boy.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:20:10 AM EDT
Originally Posted By goatkisser:
Yup...... Depends on the situation.


Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:20:14 AM EDT
I got called "Son" when I did something stupid, or needed a beating, or talking to. (Or was getting beaten and talked to for doing something stupid )
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:21:51 AM EDT
Does son-of-a-bitch count?
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:22:13 AM EDT
I bet some of you guys were called "Moon".
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:23:16 AM EDT
Uh sometimes. Usually when he isn't drunk. He introduces me as "his son", does that count?
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:25:30 AM EDT
He never calls me Son, but we call each other 'Dude'.

Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:27:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By numberofthebeast:
Only when he is disappoint.

I knew that was going to already a response.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:27:59 AM EDT
My dad called me guy. Called my brother bug.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:32:48 AM EDT
Not very often.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:37:09 AM EDT
Formal name, nickname(s) or son, I use them all, as long as he answers to all, we're GTG.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:41:29 AM EDT
I call my boy son. Normally when he is doing something that just looks dumb as hell. Well he is 2 so he does a lot of that.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 12:03:57 PM EDT
My dad calls me son. He also calls me by my name. It's dependent on the situation. I don't have a son, unfortunately.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 12:05:52 PM EDT

I do. It isn't a regional thing, I believe it depends on the situation.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 12:06:06 PM EDT
My dad does, I thought it was a generational thing. But his father was kind of from Iowa or something (mysterious past, long and boring story) so maybe it is regional. I sometimes call my sons by name, always by full name when they're in trouble, and "Buddy" when they're not.
I don't think I've ever said "Hello Son"
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 12:06:36 PM EDT
Dad calls me by my first name. My grandpa calls me son.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 12:07:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2010 12:08:19 PM EDT by RIA45ACP]
Both parents always call me "shooter". I shot rimfire silhouette when I was young, small range only 2 shooters could shoot the match at a time, so they gave you a number and would call out shooter numbers to come to the firing line. Yelling out shooter was frequently the best way to get my attention and the name stuck. My full name was and still is at 26, only used when I'm in trouble.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 12:09:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Ruxpin:
Formal name, nickname(s) or son, I use them all, as long as he answers to all, we're GTG.


Yep. Same way my dad was with me. Same way I am with my boy.

Link Posted: 9/12/2010 12:17:57 PM EDT
Bud, buddy,his name, son, you little bastard, depending on level of said sons retardation.he calls me dude or dad depending on level on my current retardation,
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 12:21:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 4:04:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AKSU:
Does son-of-a-bitch count?


This made me laugh because I remember my mother calling me this a couple times when she was super pissed at me
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 4:06:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Zhukov:
I call him "son" every once in a while.


Link Posted: 9/14/2010 4:08:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Tim_the_enchanter:
Originally Posted By Skg_Mre_Lght:
My father called me son when he was making a point that was to be taken very clearly.


This is my experience and usage as well.




This.

FWIW, I was raised in MA.

Link Posted: 9/14/2010 4:09:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Tim_the_enchanter:
Originally Posted By Skg_Mre_Lght:
My father called me son when he was making a point that was to be taken very clearly.


This is my experience and usage as well.



I go so far as to call other young men "son" when I am making a very important point. For instance, when my nephew was using some language around my son and my young cousin that we consider inappropriate here in the Stega household, I pulled him aside and said, "Son, we do not use language like that in this home and I expect you to follow those same rules while you are here. Now go play the Wii and have fun."
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 4:13:32 PM EDT
My dad always called us bubba. I was little bubba and my brother (BigDozer66) was big bubba.

I don't have a son but sometimes call my daughter son. Mostly right before I do a facepalm.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 4:15:54 PM EDT
My dad was born in WV, so was my grandpa, grandma is from OH and mom is from KY. They all say it occasionally, my dad and grandpa are about tied for how often.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 4:20:33 PM EDT
no i call him bubba or mini me
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 4:20:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2010 4:38:55 PM EDT by piccolo]
Originally Posted By packinheavy:
I bet some of you guys were called "Moon".




That's funny.

One time he called "Son" when he wanted to talk to my brother. I looked up, and he said to me, "Not you, Moon."

Another thing that happened is the time he bought 3 identical winter hunting hats. My brother pointed out that we ought to label them to avoid confusion and grabbed a sharpie-type pen and wrote his name on the inside.

I took the sharpie and said, "This one is mine," and promptly wrote the word 'Mine' on the inside.

My father smirked for a quick second, and said, "Well, this one is MINE, and I don't want either of you two guys wearing it" With that, he wrote 'Mine' on the inside. He knew he was being a smart-ass.

My brother said "Now you two are going to get them mixed up!"

Dad and I insisted that it would not happen because it said 'mine' on the inside.

For the next several months my brother was constantly checking to make sure we were not wearing each others hats.

It drove him half nuts because he never caught us wearing the wrong hat.





ETA a lot of my stuff here at sea is identified with the word "mine' on it. I've never had a problem. They all know who own it.

Link Posted: 9/14/2010 4:21:25 PM EDT
uh, yeah
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 4:23:22 PM EDT
Mine gets addresed as 'boy' especially when he's done something wrong, otherwise it's his name.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 4:24:25 PM EDT
depends on what mood I'm in or if he has pissed me off
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 4:25:18 PM EDT
"little man" or "boy" - son on occasion too.
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