Why do hams refer to themselves as WE instead of I?

Discussion in 'On-Air Operations - Q&A' started by W0RIO, Feb 22, 2019.

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  1. WD4IGX

    WD4IGX Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    *I* never do that.

    I am neither an editor nor a potentate.
  2. WX7DX

    WX7DX Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I say WE only when the wife (kc7ttm) and I are both here and she is part of the conversation. Otherwise tis I.
    Yes the voices in my head are real but I keep them quit during communication. No QRM.
    DE Wx7Dx
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  3. GW7NJM

    GW7NJM Ham Member QRZ Page

    i agree, if they had there way it would be "s20 for a rig check"
    i hate the cb hams.as i call them. there silly sayings. silly saying.ie "THE NAME THIS WAY WOULD BE,JOE BLOGS" why dont they say my name is "Joe blogs"
  4. ND6M

    ND6M Ham Member QRZ Page

    When I hear people talking in the third party, past tense, I spin the dial.
  5. KJ4VTH

    KJ4VTH Ham Member QRZ Page

    And we was missing y'all. :)
  6. GW7NJM

    GW7NJM Ham Member QRZ Page

    yes and i do. i cant be doing,with homers, du
  7. W5LZ

    W5LZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    That 'We' is a royal thing. I am royalty if only in my own mind.
    I use 'we' as a plural, no I don't have a split/dual personality. When someone else uses it and I can't figure out who the other part of that 'we' is, I sort of throw in a few "all you'alls" (that's plural) to see what they think of it. At some point it usually dawns on them and they have to ask, "What the $$%% are you talking about?". I act like I don't know what -they- are talking about and it goes from there. It can get interesting. Or I'll get fed up with it and ask if they got a frog in their pocket. That can get intersting too...
  8. KQ0J

    KQ0J XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    We will let you go now ....... 73
  9. KA0USE

    KA0USE Ham Member QRZ Page

    my sister says 'sandy and jim and them' when referring to just sandy and jim.
    there is no 'them'. do sandy and jim have multiple personalities? i suppose it is possible.
    i really don't want to find out.
  10. KD2ACO

    KD2ACO Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Sandy, Jim, and the fleas?

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