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Post time 2007-5-26 12:28:01 |Display all floors
Why do the Chinese here refer to people that are like 30 years old as boys and girls???

Is it because you are small and weak and have the body of a boy or girl regardless of age???
I am NOT bieng mean! I just want to know why.

If somebody called my boy, I would be like what the hell did you say boy

Then again, I am 190cm and 120 KG with 7% body fat.

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Post time 2007-5-26 13:16:26 |Display all floors
Originally posted by metto81 at 2007-5-26 12:28
Why do the Chinese here refer to people that are like 30 years old as boys and girls???

Is it because you are small and weak and have the body of a boy or girl regardless of age???
I am NOT bie ...



They just don't know whether you're a boy or a man. You see,some information is not available. So they judge by their feelings, and so do I .

Maybe I can call you BIG boy .
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Post time 2007-5-26 13:34:58 |Display all floors
Originally posted by robertcheng at 2007-5-26 13:16



They just don't know whether you're a boy or a man. You see,some information is not available. So they judge by their feelings, and so do I .

Maybe I can call you BIG boy .

does this bother  or even offend you so much?

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Post time 2007-5-26 13:35:31 |Display all floors
maybe due to culture difference

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Post time 2007-5-26 14:02:08 |Display all floors
Originally posted by metto81 at 2007-5-26 12:28
Why do the Chinese here refer to people that are like 30 years old as boys and girls???

Is it because you are small and weak and have the body of a boy or girl regardless of age???
I am NOT bie ...


absolutely,men/women means they are mature,having experience of sex.but we also call men/women for the marriaged.i guess chinese mostly(at least i always)considered  men/women as the latter.so that's why we chinese(at least I always )  call some one who is still single/not married " guy/girl" even though him/her aged around 30.so that's why lots of ppl(at least I always ) sing that, i am not yet a girl,not yet a woman.anyway,i dont think it's a big deal,the most important is how do you think about the guy/girl and what's your feeling about him/her,not about how do you call him/her "guy/girl" or "men/women" :)
Let it be...

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Post time 2007-5-27 00:00:18 |Display all floors
Originally posted by metto81 at 2007-5-26 12:28
Why do the Chinese here refer to people that are like 30 years old as boys and girls???

Is it because you are small and weak and have the body of a boy or girl regardless of age???
I am NOT bie ...

or maybe you have a babyface...
爱情什么都象,就是不象爱情...Love is a Fallacy

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Post time 2007-5-27 00:16:56 |Display all floors
It's just a way of referring to others, boy and girl.
Maybe a similar example is that one's father would always call their son or daughter as "my boy" ...." my girl"

It's nothing to get ulcer over!
"You do not have a second chance at making a first impression"

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