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Those of you who have teenage boys around--how do they refer to their closest friend(s)?  I get the impression "my best friend" is more of a girl term?  (Maybe not?) 
#1 - June 27, 2010, 11:46 AM
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B*tches, fools, bros, brothers, buds, homies, homeboys, dudes, dawgs, ...my teen has a word a week.
#3 - June 27, 2010, 11:55 AM
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I hear bud a lot too. And also, the guys.
#4 - June 27, 2010, 12:24 PM

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Thanks all!  I was already using "bud" so I guess I had a better idea of guy speak than I thought.  :)
#5 - June 27, 2010, 07:48 PM
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A MORTAL SONG
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I've also heard "boy", like "my boys" or "my boy Chris said...".
#6 - June 28, 2010, 09:13 AM
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My 14-year old just calls them by name. If he has to clarify, he just says "my friend."
#7 - June 28, 2010, 02:44 PM

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My 14-year old just calls them by name. If he has to clarify, he just says "my friend."

Same for my 14 and 16 yo sons.
#8 - June 28, 2010, 03:00 PM

By name if it's just one. "The guys" if he's referring to the group.
#9 - June 28, 2010, 03:07 PM

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You can use whatever you want, I think.  Like anything, if you own it, it will work.  I do agree that "best friend" may be a bit girly.
#10 - June 28, 2010, 07:21 PM

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I know one teen who says "my brother" instead of best friend.
#11 - June 28, 2010, 10:54 PM

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