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Is Auntie tha same as in the States?

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Dafey
18 hours ago, bernadette said:

really?

Just teasing Bernadette...a joke for those who understand. Thanks for keeping me honest.

(and I've never been called buang cano...to my face)

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On 12/8/2017 at 7:19 AM, Travis said:

Does Auntie mean one of your parents siblings or can it also mean something else?

An aunt here is called Tita. Ate is a title used for older sisters or any older woman who is like an older sister to you. For instance, my wife has always called her choir director from when my wife was in high school Ate Vinover.

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13 minutes ago, Dafey said:

Just teasing Bernadette...a joke for those who understand. Thanks for keeping me honest.

(and I've never been called buang cano...to my face)

Really? You must not be having much fun!

In this area, as often as not, Ate is shortened to simply "Te". 

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Dafey
13 minutes ago, shadow said:

Really? You must not be having much fun!

Yeah...they tell me I don't act like a cano. Maybe I should step up my game a little?

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Auntie is synonymous to Aunt. We also use Tita.

We also use "Auntie" or "Tita" to address our friends' parents. Also, boyfriends' or girlfriends' parents before we transition to calling them the way our significant others call them once we're set to get married.

In general, "Auntie" or "Tita" is used to address women who are too old to qualify as your older sister or "Ate."

[ Side info. We call service crew as "Ate" or "Kuya' , (translates to big sister or big brother, respectively) In my experience, I still call crew as "Ate" or "Kuya" because I forget that I'm older and I'm so used to calling them that. I have transitioned to calling them "Miss" and "Sir" to give them the respect they deserve and the 'pride at work' feeling.]

In Manila, "Tita" is more widely used.

In the past, when you en counter a woman in her 50's, people will call her "Nanay" - translates as Mother but this does not sit well with a lot of women because it gives the feeling that you called her "old."

So, in Manila (not sure here in Cebu,) the classy way to go is to call them "Tita" instead of "Nanay."

 

 

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My wife just told me that in CWO (Catholic Women's Organization) the seniors (adults) in the organization are always called tita by the junior members (teenagers}.

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Jess Bartone
On 08/12/2017 at 10:28 AM, oztony said:

More often than not it is shortcutted to Ate.

As we all know there are no blanket rules in the Philippines, but where my wife comes from this is simply wrong. The only connection to "auntie" is that it sounds vaguely similar.

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Davaoeno
8 hours ago, yee said:

Auntie is synonymous to Aunt. We also use Tita.

We also use "Auntie" or "Tita" to address our friends' parents. Also, boyfriends' or girlfriends' parents before we transition to calling them the way our significant others call them once we're set to get married.

In general, "Auntie" or "Tita" is used to address women who are too old to qualify as your older sister or "Ate."

[ Side info. We call service crew as "Ate" or "Kuya' , (translates to big sister or big brother, respectively) In my experience, I still call crew as "Ate" or "Kuya" because I forget that I'm older and I'm so used to calling them that. I have transitioned to calling them "Miss" and "Sir" to give them the respect they deserve and the 'pride at work' feeling.]

In Manila, "Tita" is more widely used.

In the past, when you en counter a woman in her 50's, people will call her "Nanay" - translates as Mother but this does not sit well with a lot of women because it gives the feeling that you called her "old."

So, in Manila (not sure here in Cebu,) the classy way to go is to call them "Tita" instead of "Nanay."

 

 

I have yet to figure out where Inday fits into the scheme of things ?

Lots of women seem to start off calling my wife Ma-am, or Teach .  She will usually tell them to call her [ one of the above names ! lol ]

I gave up trying to figure out which one she chooses to tell them . But everyone seems to understand the pecking order [ created by society, certainly not by my wife ! hehe ]   

I also have a hard time figuring out which people she choses to call Sir and Ma-am .

When I first got here people were calling me Attorney , which I asked them not to do . Now its always Sir Ian ,  [ or if someone on Linc just plain Shithead !! lol ]

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oztony
16 minutes ago, Jess Bartone said:

As we all know there are no blanket rules in the Philippines, but where my wife comes from this is simply wrong. The only connection to "auntie" is that it sounds vaguely similar.

 

On 12/8/2017 at 10:28 AM, oztony said:

More often than not it is shortcutted to Ate.

Is your wife from a Bisaya / Cebuano background ? Maybe I should have been clearer in the context I was referring to , but I would still say as I first stated "more often than not" ,

Hell , on my side of the island "sabot"means understand , on the other side of the island it means pubic hair .....anyway ...if it is "simply" wrong it shouldn't be too tricky....:biggrin_01:

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@oztony it's not used as a shortcut but i understand the confusion. people do interchange it based on how they deem appropriate.

I go to a store, there's a 50 year old woman, I call her "Ate" because I'm used to calling people that. Another store, there's a woman almost same age, looks stern, I smile, "Hi, Tita. Merong keme keme keme..?"

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Just a warning... Don't call anyone Tita unless they look about double your age. Or well, y'know... wrath of women.

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SkyMan
1 hour ago, Davaoeno said:

I have yet to figure out where Inday fits into the scheme of things ?

You've probably heard the short of Inday, Day, A lot.  It just means girl or really female because it can be used for any age though usually younger.

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Davaoeno

Mayor Sarah Duterte seems to be pretty much referred to as Inday by everyone.  

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Jess Bartone
49 minutes ago, oztony said:

Is your wife from a Bisaya / Cebuano background ?

Northern Mindanao.

32 minutes ago, yee said:

@oztony it's not used as a shortcut but i understand the confusion.

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Where my wife comes from it's simply wrong.

Sabot? It is simple.

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SkyMan
32 minutes ago, Davaoeno said:

Mayor Sarah Duterte seems to be pretty much referred to as Inday by everyone.  

It's common to call a young girl Inday and being the daughter of the mayor everyone got used to calling her Inday.  Sometimes it sticks as a nickname.  Sometimes it's an actual name from unimaginative parents.

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yee
33 minutes ago, Jess Bartone said:

Northern Mindanao.

Sabot? It is simple.

Haha @oztony... he got you :) No need to respond to him though. He's off basking in the glory of his victory. (Hehe @Jess Bartone)

 

So, Tony, have you called anyone "Auntie?"

If yes, how hard did they slap you? Excuse me... how did that go for you?  

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