Will staff at attractions, hotels, and restaurants stop calling groups of customers, “Guys”
I’m out with a group of female friends and the maitre d’ at the restaurant we’re visiting calls us all “Guys”. We look at him and ask him if he needs to go to Specsavers. He then does it again!
“Can I get you guys some drinks?”
When did it become acceptable to call everyone “Guys” be they Man, Women or Child?
You wouldn’t call a group of men “Gal’s”?
“Hi Guys”, “What can I get you guys?”, “Everything okay guys?”, “Thanks for visiting guys”, “See you again guys”
The 11 of us at the meal that afternoon all agree. Guys isn’t right!
First off calling a group of Women “Guys” is so wrong and secondly “Guys” is not gender-neutral!
guy noun (MAN)
A2 [ C ] informal a man:
He’s a really nice guy. guys B1 [ plural ] mainly us used to address a group of people of either sex: Come on, you guys, let’s go.
Where does this come from? Is this another Americanism that’s winged its way across from the good old US of A!
What’s wrong with “Hello” or “Thank you for visiting” or even “Is everything okay for you all?”
If your business uses “Guys” to greet your customers. Stop it. We don’t like it.