We need a new word for that

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nicole wrote:Light of my life, chill to my loins, my safety, my soul
What is it my pet?
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A buddy helping a buddy out.
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Mo wrote:I would like a word that provides the concept of "best friend" that sounds less childish.
?

I don't find the phrase "best friend" childish, although I have found my circle of "best friends" has gotten larger as I get older.
nicole wrote:Light of my life, chill to my loins, my safety, my soul
Of course, anyone who would use those phrases in my direction would send me running in the other direction. :roll: :P :lol:
Andrew wrote:A buddy helping a buddy out.
Too brokebackish.
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In your biography, they'll be called your 'best friend and confidante'. Don't fight it.

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Intimate companion.
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hetero life mate
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Dangerman wrote:In your biography, they'll be called your 'best friend and confidante'. Don't fight it.
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Andrew wrote:A buddy helping a buddy out.
Yeah I'm pretty sure that's a gay pr0n category.
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Aresen wrote:
Mo wrote:I would like a word that provides the concept of "best friend" that sounds less childish.
?

I don't find the phrase "best friend" childish, although I have found my circle of "best friends" has gotten larger as I get older.
Maybe this is me. I don't find this as annoying* as the idea of a 45 year old person having a boy/girlfriend. However, the solutions all seem to have a "It's 1890, and you're my gay lover" problem.

* By which I mean the term sounds off to me
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maybe "my stalwart"?
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Ayn_Randian wrote:maybe "my stalwart"?
Because that doesn't sound like the guy that holds you sword, but isn't your squire?
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At some point my "best friend(s)" just turned into my "oldest friends" when there was any need to describe them. Distance, family and work commitments make it impossible to spend as much time with old friends as we would both otherwise prefer, but I have a couple of friends going back to middle school and still have many friends from my UVA days (W&M not so much because I was far more of an introvert back then) that only distance keeps me from seeing regularly.

In a sense, the whole notion of a "best friend" is less important in most ways but more important in a few ways the older one gets. Or at least that has been my experience.

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Warren wrote:hetero life mate
That's a step up from best friend. Maybe two, actually.
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Andrew wrote:
Warren wrote:hetero life mate
That's a step up from best friend. Maybe two, actually.
Even after all these years it surprises me how casually people use the word 'friend'.
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I'm not your buddy, guy!
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Ellie wrote:I'm not your buddy, guy!
I still suspect that entire episode was nothing more than an elaborate way to deliver that single joke.
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Ellie wrote:I'm not your buddy, guy!
I'm not your guy, buddy!
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Partner in crime?
Ol' chum?
Man friend (no homo)?
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I was going to suggest "particular friend" which is used in the Aubrey/Maturin series. However that does come off a bit gay the more I think it, or at the very least a little weird.

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Taktix® wrote:Man friend (no homo)?
I was gonna say, it doesn't matter if it sounds gay; just say "no homo"!
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Dunno, I've never seen anything childish about the phrase "best friend". "Boyfriend" or "girlfriend" at my age, maybe, but the alternatives are scarce.
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Eric the .5b wrote:Dunno, I've never seen anything childish about the phrase "best friend". "Boyfriend" or "girlfriend" at my age, maybe, but the alternatives are scarce.
I think it just sounded weird in my head when I said it to my boss' boss that Mojito may be born on the same day as my best friend.
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I know I dislike talking of Duane as "My mom's boyfriend", especially given how long they've been together and have lived together.
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Eric the .5b wrote:I know I dislike talking of Duane as "My mom's boyfriend", especially given how long they've been together and have lived together.
See? Koibito!
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