Quote: Originally Posted by Arc
I thought the term "mate" is applicable to either gender ... like classmate or teammate .
Anyway, what is the feminine form of mate then ?
I agree, mate is not gender specific.
People seem to call me guy all the time?
I too referred to Jan as a he, long ago it seems now. The whole bro, dude thing is a bit too abused in my opinion. It should be reserved for a friend, or at least long time acquaintance. I do like mate, it's more friendly, and not so common in the US. But since we are international here, it seems more appropriate.