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    Do Americans say 'mate'?

    'Mate' is one of my favourite views to use. All my friends use it. Most of my family use it. Truth is, I've never, ever heard an American use it. Here in Britain, and Australia, 'mate' is used a lot of the time to show someone you're their friend. Are Americans even conscious of the word?

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    No. We speak real English here. Not that silly nanny stuff you guys speak.

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    rarely hear it in canada, i use it sometimes to say "w.t.f. mate" from the end of the world video

    ^if anything they're more English, that statement was stupid on so many levels


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    Haha,

    Mate:
    V. To copulate
    N. 1. A ninny word synonymous to "friend"
    2. A gay way to say "wife" or "husband"

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    So, i take my question as a 'no' then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by navarre
    So, i take my question as a 'no' then?
    That was the first word in my post.

    BTW: Do you guys have microwaves in the UK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atomheart

    BTW: Do you guys have microwaves in the UK?
    Umm, duh?.. Of course they do.

    And no, Americans don't usually say "mate", typically man, buddy, bro, dude, etc.

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    nope. here in the states we use friend, bud, dude, dawg, and probably some more crap. i remember when i was in highschool my teacher said that australians use the word mate instead of friend and i said that people from the UK also say it and she got mad at me saying i didnt know what i was talking about and how she always goes to england and never heard anyone say it lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atomheart
    That was the first word in my post.

    BTW: Do you guys have microwaves in the UK?

    Yeah, though I don't see any relevance. We have all types of Japanese stuff here. I love Japan.

    Why don't you use it? Its a great word, and a helluva lot easier to say than 'friend'.

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    No we don't. I have tons of cousins in Ireland, and they don't really say it either. I love their accent though..I love any accent other than American.
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