Question by 嬬蘭: How common is it to call your friend “dog” in English-speaking countries?
As in ‘Yo dog whats up’ ? I’m not sure if this is the correct spelling but I heard it in American TV shows and moveis, and I would like to know how this is used.

Is this American speech? What kind of people address their friends as “dog”? Do girls or grown-ups use it too? When is it appropriate to use it?

I’m not a native speaker of English could someone please explain?

Best answer:

Answer by Gemma
Its ‘dawg’ rather than ‘dog’ – here is a definition:

1. Slang for “my close acquaintance of an African-American ethnic background” 2. Word to be used in place of a name, or other personal noun or pronoun to be used in place of a name. 3. Another meaningless piece of that hideous massacre of the English language they call ebonics.
1. Wuddup dawg?
How are you doing my close acquaintance of an African-American ethnic background?

Its not that common, mainly young African-American’s say it, only really in America. Not common – just slang, and mainly men/boys.

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