How come men always call each other "son" like "Yo, son. That Drake concert was the bees knees!" But you never hear women using the word "daughter" in the same way? What up with that? Why isn't it the same? I occasionally hear women calling each other "son." Why? -- Winifred from Baton Rouge, Louisiana
That's a fair question. I think it all boils down to the fact that son is such a short word. It's three letters like "bro" and shorter than "dude." Women don't have as many brief terms like that which is why they co-opt so many masculine terms. I think the closest thing to "dude" or "son" women can use that's a feminine term is "bitch" but that has such a negative connotation. "Daughter" doesn't really roll off the tongue that well. Women don't call each other "daughter" for the same reason men don't call each other "bastard" the way women can call each other "bitch" in an endearing context. It's really all a matter of brevity and the verbal clunkiness of an extra syllable.
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