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Referring to yourself in the third person.

I met this really hot guy I like but he's in the habit of referring to himself in the third person. I find this annoying but I don't think I know him well enough to tell him how I feel.

Any advice?

by Anonymousreply 3707/27/2013

We don't really care.

by Anonymousreply 107/24/2013

WTF? I have no idea what you're talking about. Give an example.

by Anonymousreply 207/24/2013

Okay, I'll call him Bob, although that's not his real name.

He says things like, "Do you want Bob to come over and make dinner?" or "How 'bout if Bob rubs that for [insert my name]." or "Bob doesn't like it when [insert my name] plays coy."

Stuff like that.

by Anonymousreply 307/24/2013


Run and never look back.

by Anonymousreply 407/24/2013

R2 Do you really not get what it means to refer to yourself in third person?

OP, you'd think that not being close to him yet would make it easier to ask him why he does this.

by Anonymousreply 507/24/2013

Wasn't there a Seinfeld episode about this?

by Anonymousreply 607/24/2013

Bob Dole sees nothing wrong with that.

by Anonymousreply 707/24/2013

What does it mean, R5?

by Anonymousreply 807/24/2013

Jimmy loved that episode r6. Jimmy was a big fan of speaking in the third person. Jimmy was a tool. Jimmy thinks the OP should dump his new boyfriends ass.

by Anonymousreply 907/24/2013

only popes and royals do that. maybe your friend is a princess

by Anonymousreply 1007/24/2013

you should say: "Bob, why does 'Bob' like to refer to himself in the third person?"

by Anonymousreply 1107/24/2013

Is BOB a serial rapist/killer?

by Anonymousreply 1207/24/2013

Is his name Sybil, OP?

by Anonymousreply 1307/24/2013

I certainly hope not, R12. Why? Do serial killers refer to themselves in the third person.

by Anonymousreply 1407/24/2013

Just a little Twins Peak joke r14.

by Anonymousreply 1507/24/2013

Is he Japanese or something? Some languages have no personal pronouns.

by Anonymousreply 1607/24/2013

I'd have said OP was overreacting but if the examples at R3 are true then run, run and never look back.

by Anonymousreply 1707/25/2013

No, he's American, R16

by Anonymousreply 1807/26/2013

R19 does not approve.

by Anonymousreply 1907/26/2013

Listen to R4, OP.

Run far, far away from Bob.

by Anonymousreply 2007/26/2013

R21 thinks he's got issues

by Anonymousreply 2107/26/2013

Issues? No, [R21]. Bonnie says he's got the whole subscription.

by Anonymousreply 2207/26/2013

Does Bob have a big DICK for (inserted one's name)?

by Anonymousreply 2307/26/2013

Bob thinks he's being cute.... I would ask him why he does this. If you really like him, would you really dump him because of it? If so, that says more about you than Bob....

by Anonymousreply 2407/27/2013

Tell that to the Oprah.

by Anonymousreply 2507/27/2013

What's worse is when it's not only in the third person but a sobriquet, like "Suede" on Project Runway.

by Anonymousreply 2607/27/2013

I knew a guy who always referred to himself as "we"

"We really don't like hockey, but we'll watch the game with you".

"We need to go the store because we need soap and dog food".

It was kinda creepy, and he was far from royalty.

by Anonymousreply 2707/27/2013

I have a friend who is a professor and is very full of himself who does this. He started referring to himself as "The Professor." I told him point blank he had to stop, and he did.

by Anonymousreply 2807/27/2013

Oprah doe not find you funny, R25...

by Anonymousreply 2907/27/2013

If someone says "Do you want Bob to come over?" say "No, I want you to come over."

by Anonymousreply 3007/27/2013

I will refer to myself in the third person if I'm talking with someone who I think may not remember my name. I did this last week when I ran into a guy on the street from the neighborhood who I haven't seen in a year.

by Anonymousreply 3107/27/2013

[quote]Is he Japanese or something? Some languages have no personal pronouns.

Name two.

by Anonymousreply 3207/27/2013

r27's friend got the phrase from nurses who come into your hospital room with "How are we feeling today?"

by Anonymousreply 3307/27/2013

It's a trait of a deeply narcissistic personality, OP. Signals a chasm of insecurity and emotional problems.

by Anonymousreply 3407/27/2013

I have an uncle who does this. It's repulsive.

by Anonymousreply 3507/27/2013

OP, is this guy a Tamartian? Tamar assumes he got it from Tamar. SHE is the after all. Don't forget to catch Tamar and 4 other women on the new talk show The Real, on its trial run now!

by Anonymousreply 3607/27/2013

Speak to him in the third person. Call him "she" instead of "you". That's what they do in Italy, all the time.

by Anonymousreply 3707/27/2013
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