Nancy Young wrote: > Terry Pulliam Burd wrote: > > > > On Mon, 20 Dec 2004 10:51:33 -0500, Nancy Young <[email protected]> > > wrote: > > > > >Same here ... it's you guys, and no actual men might even be > > >involved. Beats that creepy 'gals' > > > > > I'm going to try to remember to look this up in my etymology book at > > the office, but IIRC, "gals" was an early 19th century reference to > > black female slaves (asbestos britches firmly in place here). > > I had no idea of any such connotation or whatever, I just know I > don't like to be called gal. I don't mind being called girl, either, > except if it's in a work situation. > > nancy I'm from Chicago - we say "guys". But a group of us whom have known each other forver started using "gals" with each other, just to irritate each other. Otherwise we say "chick" or "chicks" - like "Whazzup wid datchick?" Classy, I know. -L.