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7th Nov '17 12:24:32 PM Larkmarn
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** "Hey you! Always on the run, gotta slow it down baby, gotta have some fun..."
5th Nov '17 1:40:16 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/ASpecialDay'': UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini had some weird ideas, one of which was to ban the common Italian word for respectful singular "you", ''Lei'', and replace it with ''voi'', which is actually the plural you ("Y'all"). Gabriele insists on addressing Antoineietta as ''Lei'', and she, being [[UsefulNotes/FascistItaly a loyal fascist]], calls him out on it.
23rd Oct '17 6:36:09 AM AnotherDuck
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* In his book ''Congo Mercenary'', Mike Hoare advises that a mercenary commander should [[AFatherToHisMen learn the names of his men]], saying no-one likes to be referred to as "Hey, you!" or worse, "Hey you with the square head!"



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* Children sometimes revert to this trope when trying to grab the attention of a friend's parents, especially with regard to mothers, who may or may not share a last name with their child.
** Children may also use their parent's first name when there are a lot of parents around, because then "Mom!" doesn't help.
** Or, an inversion: Some kids will use "Hey, Mom!" on a friend's parent, in an attempt to induce a double-take and get noticed that way.
* Consider dating: at which point do you stop calling your girlfriend/boyfriend's parents "Mr. & Mrs. X" and start calling them by something less formal, be it "mom/dad" or their first name.
* Can also be done between couples and good friends - referring to them as "you" can be a sign of affection, particularly in response to friendly mocking or teasing.
* Spanish has two singular second person pronouns, "tú" (informal) and "usted" (formal). People with more authority than oneself are normally addressed formally, but even if a more fraternal relationship develops, the former underling may still be calling the other "usted." The Rioplatense dialect replaces the "tú" with "vos".
** French [tu v. vous] being closely related to Spanish has a similar system.
** Same for Italian, which actually has ''three'' pronouns: "tu" (informal), "Lei" (formal) and "voi" (extremely formal, hardly ever used).
** It also applies to Portuguese, with "você" or "tu", depending on the location (informal), "o senhor" /"a senhora" (formal) and "vós" (extremely formal, almost never used).
** Many Indo-European languages have similar systems, it's just that many are falling out of use or are already considered archaic. In Irish for example, sibh would be a traditional way in some areas to refer to a priest but for everyone else, it would simply be tú. English went in the opposite direction and discarded "thou" which was once the informal way of talking in favour of "you" [related to French "vous"]. More detail can be found on the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TV_distinction Other Wiki]]
** Norwegian [du v. De] once had a similar system, but today, "De" has more or less disappeared in both spoken and written language. Addressing someone as "De" will often lead to the person noticing and either enjoying the extra respect or just thinking you're weird using a pretty much archaic polite form.
** Dutch has two singular second person pronouns ('jij' and 'u'), like a lot of European languages, but the Flemish dialect has three. 'Gij', the third one, is a bit like 'thou', as it was discarded in standard Dutch, except it was kept in Flemish. Better even, you could argue Dutch has ''another'' singular second person pronoun, 'je', which is as informal as 'jij', but somewhat less stressed. And similarly, 'gij' can become 'ge'...
* In his book ''Congo Mercenary'', Mike Hoare advises that a mercenary commander should [[AFatherToHisMen learn the names of his men]], saying no-one likes to be referred to as "Hey, you!" or worse, "Hey you with the square head!"
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8th Oct '17 8:40:44 PM Malady
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* Comedian BrianRegan claims that he and many others will refer to people by some sort of nickname to get their attention (particularly when he can't remember what the person's ''actual'' name is).
-->'''Brian:''' Hey..."buckaroo".
-->'''Friend:''' My name's not "buckaroo"!
-->'''Brian:''' Su-sure it is..."partner".

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* Comedian BrianRegan Creator/BrianRegan claims that he and many others will refer to people by some sort of nickname to get their attention (particularly when he can't remember what the person's ''actual'' name is).
-->'''Brian:''' Hey..."buckaroo".
-->'''Friend:'''
"buckaroo".\\
'''Friend:'''
My name's not "buckaroo"!
-->'''Brian:'''
"buckaroo"!\\
'''Brian:'''
Su-sure it is..."partner".
6th Oct '17 12:55:46 PM Darkfire545
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->''"Lord Orochimaru... or rather, Orochimaru, now do you see? I'm more than a mere puppet."''
-->-- '''Dosu Kinuta''', ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''


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* Invoked by minor villain Dosu during an early ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' arc after realizing he was an UnwittingPawn.
28th Sep '17 11:06:11 AM CASCHero
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** Mr Burns is likewise not really good with names when it comes to his employees. So much so that it was a plot point in the "Who Shot Mr. Burns" when he couldn't remember Homer's name despite Homer breaking into his office at night to spray paint his name on the wall. [[spoiler: Ironically after coming out of a coma from being shot, its the first name he sprouts, listing Homer as the main suspect. However it turns out it was just minor brain damage and Homer shaking him fixes it...albeit at the cost of once more not knowing his name.]]
*** Treehouse of Horror 4's ''Bart Simpson's Dracula'' likewise poked fun at this.
--> '''Burns''': ''(Upon seeing Bart held down by a female vampire)'' Why if isn't little...uh...boy.



* A running gag in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' is that Dr. Drakken always forgets Ron's name and usually refers to him as "sidekick", much to Ron's annoyance.

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* A running gag in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' is that Dr. Drakken always forgets Ron's name and usually refers to him as "sidekick", much to Ron's annoyance. Seems to extend to some of their RougeGallery too save Monkey Fist since he likewise uses Monkey Power and thus considers Ron his arch enemy (which Ron is actually quite grateful for) and the Senor Senior due to his punctuality.
24th Sep '17 8:11:29 AM YuukiT03
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** "Hey you! Always on the run, gotta slow it down baby, gotta have some fun..."
26th Aug '17 10:27:42 AM TheGracefullyWicked
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* Kurogane of ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', being the gruffy guy he is, never calls anyone by their name, not only his pseudo-son and daughter but even Fai (who is his canon ''LoveInterest'', mind you) and the '''Emperess of Nihon'''. Well, everyone but [[LadyAndKnight Tomoyo]], though he never uses Keigo which is rather impolite (read: extremely rude). Souma is constantly on his case about it, too.

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* Kurogane of ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', being the gruffy guy he is, never calls anyone by their name, not only his pseudo-son and daughter but even daughter. Fai (who is his canon ''LoveInterest'', mind you) and never gets any more than "idiot" or "mage". Not even the '''Emperess of Nihon'''.Nihon''' is safe. Well, everyone but [[LadyAndKnight Tomoyo]], though he never uses Keigo which is rather impolite (read: extremely rude). Souma is constantly on his case about it, too. Souma, by the by, also has the honour of being called by her name once. Either out of surprise or because she trained him/he respects her isn't clear.
10th Jul '17 12:20:17 PM jccw227
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* Helga's father, "Big Bob" Pataki from ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', usually referred to her "the girl", as she's the less-liked sister of perfect Olga. He also persistently called her "Olga," much to her annoyance.

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* Helga's father, "Big Bob" Pataki from ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', usually referred to her "the girl", as she's the less-liked sister of perfect Olga. He also persistently called her "Olga," much to her annoyance. In return, Helga rarely addresses her parents as "mom and dad", and instead calls them "Big Bob" and "Miriam".
10th Jul '17 12:15:45 PM jccw227
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* In a Christmas episode of ''Series/StepByStep'' Carol's [[ObnoxiousInLaws Aunt Edna]] comes over to visit. She refuses to learn the names of any of the kids, and instead calls them whatever she feels like, although they're lucky compared to Frank, she simply calls "Lazy Boy".

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* In a Christmas episode of ''Series/StepByStep'' Carol's [[ObnoxiousInLaws Aunt Edna]] comes over to visit. She refuses to learn the names of any of the kids, and instead calls them whatever she feels like, although they're lucky compared to Frank, who she simply calls "Lazy Boy".
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