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Old August 20th, 2017, 02:43 PM   #1
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At school do you address male teachers at Sir? Even though we are supposed to do it some of the boys at my school don't. The ones who do address them Sir, which includes me, are seen as wimps and teachers pet lol. I have always addressed male teachers as Sir at all times even at primary school. I'm not going to break the habit after all this time and i actually think it sucks when other boys are trying to mock me or other boys for doing it, why does it bother to them? They have a choice not to say it (even though they should) and those of us showing our teachers some respect have the choice to do it without getting a hard time for it.
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Old August 20th, 2017, 02:56 PM   #2
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Yes, at my school we are expected to refer to male teachers as 'Sir'. The vast majority of people do so, though they don't mind if we call them 'Mr X' or whatever.



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Old August 20th, 2017, 03:05 PM   #3
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Yes, at my school we are expected to refer to male teachers as 'Sir'. The vast majority of people do so, though they don't mind if we call them 'Mr X' or whatever.
Its expected at mine too but quite a fair number of boys (i'm at an all boys) don't bother and the teachers seem to let it slip. I would never speak to a teacher without calling them Sir it but that's just me.
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Old August 20th, 2017, 03:24 PM   #4
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Yeah, we often do it at my school too, or especially if I don't know them as well. I'll refer to female teachers as "miss" too. As I get to know them it gradually turns to "mr/miss/mrs ___" so it feels less cold and empty, sounds weird but it's hard to explain. With some of the teachers I'm pally with I, along with some of my classmates, can just refer to them as their last name without the formality and they let it slide. I will use the formality if there's other authority in the room, though, so it doesn't come off as disrespectful.

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Old August 20th, 2017, 03:41 PM   #5
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I'll refer to female teachers as "miss" too.
Oh yeah i call female teachers Miss as well, but there arent as many female teachers at my school as there are males and the boys tend to behave a bit more respectfully around the female teachers.
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Old August 20th, 2017, 04:08 PM   #6
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When I was on exchange at an English school, somewhere in Devon, my host brother said he only use "Sir" if he isn't very familiar with some teachers.

I always adressed teachers with Mister or Miss + their Names. No teacher ever corrected me. Not even the headmisstress.

Some of my classmates claimed it may be that I had the bonus of an exchange student.

How this is handled at my new school, I still have to figure it out. There I'm not an exchange student, but a regular (so called international) student.





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Old August 20th, 2017, 06:01 PM   #7
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I always referred to them as Mr. from elementary-high school. Now that I am in college I call usually call them Professor/Dr.

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I've always used Mr or Mrs. but when I started in HS the shops are pretty relaxed. Some shop teachers introduce themselves by their first name and that's what every calls them. Was really weird. Some we just call them by last name like we are called by them. But that's the male shop teachers. FemaleTeachers are always addressed as Mrs. no exceptions.
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At my school everyone says Sir/Ma'am mostly, except if the teacher tells you otherwise.
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Old August 22nd, 2017, 06:53 AM   #10
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I never address teachers - or anyone for that matter - by their name so 'sir' does it for me. It's basic manners, really. Nothing to do with being a "teacher's pet."

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Old August 22nd, 2017, 05:46 PM   #11
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I have always addressed male teachers as Sir and female as Ma'am. I also do this as a habit from work to all adults. I work as a waiter so it goes with the job.

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Old August 22nd, 2017, 07:23 PM   #12
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A lot of people are saying that they actually use sir and ma'am for their teachers. I only use those words to address people older than me whose name I don't know, and when I'm trying to be polite.

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Old August 22nd, 2017, 09:11 PM   #13
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Well...there's actually a few other names I've used to address some teachers
But those never went over to great either
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SInce were in the South-or at least Alabama- most of the male teacher are also Coaches. so we usaully just say Coach-insert name-. If not we say Mr. . In fact i never heard of needing to use Sir or Mam to a teacher. It always Mr. or Ms./Mrs. when we adress our teachers.

In fact the only time we say SIr or Mam is if we don't know the persons name, or we don't know them well. or we are just saying "Yes Mam, No Sir".

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Old August 26th, 2017, 03:10 PM   #15
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It is all ways Mister Mrs, or Ms. The coaches are some times called coach.
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Old August 28th, 2017, 04:59 AM   #16
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What's funny is that they don't actually understand the meaning of Sir, and it shouldn't be used in schools/restaurants/shops/etc the way it is. It is the male equivalent to Dame, and you're SUPPOSED to have an entitlement to the title to use it:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir#Entitlement
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Old August 28th, 2017, 05:04 AM   #17
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Yeahhh it my school everyone called them Sir because it was too much effort to use Mr. Whatever, however in sixth form we did use first name for some teachers

The kids that call you whimps for addressing them as Sir, what do they address teachers as??


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One should address a teacher as 'Sir', because calling them so is a significance of your respect for them.

And to add: it's much more fatiguing to call them by their names than by calling them by a simple one-syllable word. I don't know if there is anyone in my school who calls the teachers as 'Mr.X' or something like that, save for when we are discussing amongst ourselves and we need the names to specify which 'Sir' we are talking about. Same goes for female teachers as 'Ma'am'.

Furthermore, teachers feel a sense of respect when someone addresses to them as 'Sir'. I know how it feels, because there are kids who sometimes call me 'Sir' when I help my mother teach the students.

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I don't think I've ever called a teacher sir, unless as a joke. My school just has everyone call the teachers by their first names

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