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    Am I the only one who gets this? Let's suppose for a moment that my first name is Bob. (which it isn't)
    Almost all my friends and coworkers (esp the female ones) always refer to me as Mr. Bob. I have no idea why. When they first meet me they don't, but after getting to know me for a while everyone invariably puts a Mr. before my first name.
    Is it because they think I am arrogant? I just cannot figure out why everyone does this, but they always have and it drives me crazy. Even all my girlfriends have done this!
    I just started a new job and now all my female coworkers and some of my male coworkers are doing it already!
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    I think it is a sign that your female coworkers see you as an authority figure, and do it to act submissive and show how attracted they are to you.
    At the end of the day politics is just trash compared to the Gospel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhyfelwyr View Post
    I think it is a sign that your female coworkers see you as an authority figure, and do it to act submissive and show how attracted they are to you.
    Very funny. And what about the male coworkers who do it? I guess they just must be all gay, huh?
    Seriously though, it really annoys me.
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    I never adress my friends with their real names, female friends inevitably get something that sounds more affectionate, I also have nicknames for all my male friends, they are called manos, mia muca, me gushi, endboss or whatever sounds good at the time

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    It's because everyone thinks you are arrogant.

    You are arrogant Mister Vuk.

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    A lot of my bosses refer to me as Mr Lastname or just Lastname. I think it's because I have such a common name and sometimes we have several people with my first name and I am about a decade older than most of my coworkers (I work at a college and am in my early 30s, everyone else is basically early 20s).

    No one refers to me as Mr Firstname though.

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    Trying to show respect?
    Addressing someone you're not all that familiar with by using just their first name can be viewed as a sign of disrespect. When I briefly worked as a teacher I addressed all my colleagues as sir/ma'am, and they all addressed me as sir irrespective of their age.

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    Though I do remember reading a Nevil Shute novel as a kid where a Brit visiting the USA is requested to stop using mister after the first time he addresses someone. But I'm pretty sure the members from this side of the pond would agree with me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rajpoot View Post
    Trying to show respect?
    Addressing someone you're not all that familiar with by using just their first name can be viewed as a sign of disrespect. When I briefly worked as a teacher I addressed all my colleagues as sir/ma'am, and they all addressed me as sir irrespective of their age.

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    Though I do remember reading a Nevil Shute novel as a kid where a Brit visiting the USA is requested to stop using mister after the first time he addresses someone. But I'm pretty sure the members from this side of the pond would agree with me.
    Here in the States "Mr." isn't usually used between coworkers, friends, and significant others, and when it is used it's used with the last name and not the first.

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    Vuk it sounds to me like "Mr Vuk." has become your nickname, I wouldn't get too upset over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sp4 View Post
    It's because everyone thinks you are arrogant.

    You are arrogant Mister Vuk.
    See, that is what I was thinking too. I am generally extremely respectful though at work, and I have no idea what I do that would make people think I am arrogant (unless they get to know me on a personal level ). I listen to people, refer to them with a respectful title, accept criticism, ask questions when I don't understand things, etc, etc. I generally do not discuss politics, etc. It is not just at work either though, it is every where, and a lot of the people who call me that have a high opinion of me. Conversely those who dislike me also use the term. It really confuses me, as I have never heard anyone ever refer to anyone else like that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tuuvi View Post
    Here in the States "Mr." isn't usually used between coworkers, friends, and significant others, and when it is used it's used with the last name and not the first.

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    Vuk it sounds to me like "Mr Vuk." has become your nickname, I wouldn't get too upset over it.
    Why did it become my nickname though? When I meet people who have never heard me referred to as "Mr. Vuk" they start referring to me as that. Why is that? That is what puzzles me. It has to be something in how I am being perceived. If I do not know why people call me that, how do I know if I should be offended by it or not?
    I don't know, I guess it is a pretty small thing, but it really annoys me. It was cute when my first girlfriend called me it, but it got annoying fast.
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    You're a mean one, Mr. Vuk.

    You really are a heel. You're as cuddly as a cactus. You're as charming as an eel.

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    Can I play?

    Mr Vuk you have the charm of a pregnant spider. Mr Vuk, you suck bowlingballs through a straw, that hard. Mr Vuk, if the Mona Lisa saw you she wouldn't be smiling.

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    Maybe there is a famous person with your name, like "Mister Bean", so it became your nickname due to the famous example.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiaexz View Post
    Maybe there is a famous person with your name, like "Mister Bean", so it became your nickname due to the famous example.
    Well there was this guy who was so obsessed with Bridged Bardot that he tattoed a B on both of his bums. Confused his wife Who's bob. This of course really happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiaexz View Post
    Maybe there is a famous person with your name, like "Mister Bean", so it became your nickname due to the famous example.
    Nah, I have an extremely unusual name taken from the Bible. So unusual that I have yet to meet someone who shares it. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vuk View Post
    Nah, I have an extremely unusual name taken from the Bible. So unusual that I have yet to meet someone who shares it. lol
    This would appear to be a pretty obvious explanation for things.
    At the end of the day politics is just trash compared to the Gospel.

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    Mordecai
    In all these papers we see a love of honest work, an aversion to shams, a caution in the enunciation of conclusions, a distrust of rash generalizations and speculations based on uncertain premises. He was never anxious to add one more guess on doubtful matters in the hope of hitting the truth, or what might pass as such for a time, but was always ready to take infinite pains in the most careful testing of every theory. With these qualities was united a modesty which forbade the pushing of his own claims and desired no reputation except the unsought tribute of competent judges.

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    It's obviously Togarmah.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhyfelwyr
    This would appear to be a pretty obvious explanation for things.
    is this a double-entendre?
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    It's all about the alliteration.

    Mr. Mordecai.
    In all these papers we see a love of honest work, an aversion to shams, a caution in the enunciation of conclusions, a distrust of rash generalizations and speculations based on uncertain premises. He was never anxious to add one more guess on doubtful matters in the hope of hitting the truth, or what might pass as such for a time, but was always ready to take infinite pains in the most careful testing of every theory. With these qualities was united a modesty which forbade the pushing of his own claims and desired no reputation except the unsought tribute of competent judges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montmorency View Post
    is this a double-entendre?
    If it is, it is too subtle for me.

    And maybe it's Mr. Melchizedek...
    At the end of the day politics is just trash compared to the Gospel.

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    lol, it is not Mordecai or Melchizedek. Not that weird. lol
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    Ezekial?

    Judah?

    Mary?
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    His first name is actually Vuk, it's all been a subtle ruse

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntiDamascus View Post
    His first name is actually Vuk, it's all been a subtle ruse
    Makes sense, it is to avoid sounding like they are swearing at him.

    You know how it is with accents... imagine all the mistakes which could occur.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiaexz View Post
    Makes sense, it is to avoid sounding like they are swearing at him.

    You know how it is with accents... imagine all the mistakes which could occur.
    If Vuk sounds like a swear when you say it, then you are not pronouncing it correctly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vuk View Post
    If Vuk sounds like a swear when you say it, then you are not pronouncing it correctly.
    Accents, Mister Vook.

    Over here, Some regions say Dok for Duck (and similar for something else). So which ever way, you are can be interpreted as saying something unpleasant.

    For those not Vuk-savvy.
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