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Re: How The Phrase ‘my Dear’ Can Put You In Trouble by iLUMeN8(m): 8:15am On Jun 10
pocohantas:


I address people by their first names. Except my shugar...

The ones with sense are always taken!

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Re: How The Phrase ‘my Dear’ Can Put You In Trouble by maasoap(m): 8:29am On Jun 10
megareal:


So how come they use 'Dear Sir/Madam' on official letters?


hemartins:
What I find facinating is how people think.

God bless you.

"my dear", you have personalised the person with the word "my". It irritates many people, most especially, people who are older in age or higher in status.
"dear madam/sir" the word "sir/madam" is the key word that would disarm the person you're addressing.

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Re: How The Phrase ‘my Dear’ Can Put You In Trouble by ABOVEDELAW: 8:30am On Jun 10
Pls always limit your comments to what you know , in the UK you can address anybody as 'Oh dear'

derrydinny:
I agree with the writer, we should always know how to address others to avoid unnecessary problems, the man would be safe if he had explained to the woman how harmless the words are


it is not even in Nigeria alone, you can even get in trouble with the way you address people everywhere, in fact it is getting more serious in the western countries because you can suddenly be accused of being a homophobe or a racist cause of a harmless comment
Re: How The Phrase ‘my Dear’ Can Put You In Trouble by Omobolanlemi247: 9:19am On Jun 10
The fact that we all know that people misinterpret is reason enough for us to mind what we utter.

The breeze in Nigeria has codeine in it.
We don't know who is high or not
AmazonTopaz:
There is nothing wrong with the word "my dear".

The woman has issues serious one.
It is people who misinterpret the word that has issues.
Re: How The Phrase ‘my Dear’ Can Put You In Trouble by Youngsenate1993(m): 9:28am On Jun 10
Nbote:
There is absolutely nothing wrong with MY DEAR and definitely something wrong with d man and d wife.....

Chances are dat d woman had been waiting for an opportunity to DEAL with d guy and used dis instance as one. Now lemme explain. I'm sure dat wasn't d first time d young man had been greeting d woman. I'm also sure dat wasn't d first time d guy responded with MY DEAR. And it's obvious dey used to share playful banter considering d young man waved aside her corrections trivially. Jus mayb d young man had ignored passes she's been making at him and she's hell-bent on showing him. One thing is certain, something went on behind d scenes between dem
There is no long talk they, she did't like it, what stop him from saying sorry or withdrawing his statement.? There is so much to it.
Re: How The Phrase ‘my Dear’ Can Put You In Trouble by mrgreen4real(m): 9:48am On Jun 10
AmazingELixir:
grin grin

Pipu sef....so wetin go happen to the

Dear sir,
Dear madam,
Dear Amina
Dear Bello
Dear Funke
Dear Buhari etc

We dey write for letters naa

Bros some pple wahala dey tire me o!

Many times my younger ones replied my greetings with "how are you" but I see it normal by answering them with "I am fine".

Just because the guy used " my" with the use of dear to greet her then suddenly there was an outburst. I think the "my" is the problem.

God bless pple like us who know how to relate with pple.
Re: How The Phrase ‘my Dear’ Can Put You In Trouble by westernized: 10:36am On Jun 10
I know that the word is used even in official letters, but what I don't understand is how nobody is talking about the guy being incarcerated for using the word 'dear' while addressing another man's wife. The guy was just treated in an unjust manner because he found himself in a strange environment.
Re: How The Phrase ‘my Dear’ Can Put You In Trouble by Kylce042(m): 12:34am On Jun 11
tintingz:


"My dear" is not wrong word, maybe you should check your dictionary. It just depends on who and how one address it.


I think " dear " is just enough " my dear " sound personalized I mean dictionary stating!!!!!!! If someone or something is dear to you, it means you hold them or it very close to your heart. So i take the woman got the wrong impression and reacted stupidly.
Re: How The Phrase ‘my Dear’ Can Put You In Trouble by tintingz(m): 12:55am On Jun 11
Kylce042:


I think " dear " is just enough " my dear " sound personalized I mean dictionary stating!!!!!!! If someone or something is dear to you, it means you hold them or it very close to your heart. So i take the woman got the wrong impression and reacted stupidly.
Well, it's just better to address it to someone close to avoid hullabaloo.

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Re: How The Phrase ‘my Dear’ Can Put You In Trouble by Kylce042(m): 8:50pm On Jun 11
tintingz:
Well, it's just better to address it to someone close to avoid hullabaloo.

grin cheesy am telling you oh

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Re: How The Phrase ‘my Dear’ Can Put You In Trouble by Opeyemi1797: 9:42pm On Jun 11
Nbote:
There is absolutely nothing wrong with MY DEAR and definitely something wrong with d man and d wife.....

Chances are dat d woman had been waiting for an opportunity to DEAL with d guy and used dis instance as one. Now lemme explain. I'm sure dat wasn't d first time d young man had been greeting d woman. I'm also sure dat wasn't d first time d guy responded with MY DEAR. And it's obvious dey used to share playful banter considering d young man waved aside her corrections trivially. Jus mayb d young man had ignored passes she's been making at him and she's hell-bent on showing him. One thing is certain, something went on behind d scenes between dem


u made a point bruh
Re: How The Phrase ‘my Dear’ Can Put You In Trouble by tohyorsih2(f): 1:41am On Jul 12
OfficialAPCNig:
You missed an important detail op.

The lady in question is a yoruba moslem, while the guy in prison is a christian.

Your brain is paining you sad
Re: How The Phrase ‘my Dear’ Can Put You In Trouble by JohnNU(m): 5:34am On Jul 12
SageMK:
So in summary, we should simply stop speaking good English around illiterates to avoid being brutalized? grin
Funny, but sincerely thats the point. grin

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