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What's with people calling you "Chief" ?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by ysr_racer, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. ysr_racer

    ysr_racer

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    OK Chief, sure thing Chief, you got it Chief.

    I always reply, "Thanks Indian"

    So when they call me "chief" do they really mean a-hole?
     
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    686Owner NRA Life Member

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    I do it for fun. I also like to call people "guy." The first time I heard someone do it, I was like WTF? Been doing it ever since just to make fun of it.
     

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    I have never heard it used as an insult; I suppose people of Native American descent could take offense. All the people I have ever heard use it were whites talking to other whites.
     
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    Whitey1 Large Member

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    Dont worry about it Chief. :supergrin:
     
  5. ysr_racer

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    *ASH* in hell everyone loves popcorn

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    lets see

    it's on Chief
    it's on Guy
    it's on Bro
    its on Cat

    PERSONALLY ive heard folks call someone chief and it is meaning to be smartass.

    alot of times i call folks smiley :rofl:
     
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    "Sorry about that Chief" Agent 86
     
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    Zell IrregularMember

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    Don't worry about it, sport.
     
  9. *ASH*

    *ASH* in hell everyone loves popcorn

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    another good one Ace :wavey::rofl::rofl:
     
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    The last time a guy called me chief, I responded with ok boss then I shed a tear!
     
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    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    What else are they suppose to call me?
     
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    I called my squad leader in the army Chief...its a sign of respect if I call you Chief.
     
  13. ysr_racer

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    Call Chief Watson to the conn with his sidearm.
     
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    jame I don't even know....what I'm doing here....

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    For me, it's just a guy thing. I call people "Chief" all the time, as well as Buddy, pal, guy, or Steve or Mike if that's their name. It's just a term of endearment. I suppose I could just say "friend" but that feels awkward.

    I've worked as a white collar guy in a packing plant, and I can assure you there are worse things to be called.

    Is it really that offensive? Or are we guys getting a little too sensitive?

    Hell, as long as I'm being addressed with a smile, I could care less.
     
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    If you're the kind of guy that responds with "thanks Indian", then yes, I think they really do mean "a-hole"...:upeyes:
     
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    *ASH* in hell everyone loves popcorn

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    Thanks Funky Monkey :)
     
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    Or... he's the brother of the guy who responded with, the sun, to the whats up question. :)
     
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    How about sir...