Discussion in 'On-Air Operations - Q&A' started by W0RIO, Feb 22, 2019.
We, we, we, all the way home!
Aha! Maybe the "we" thing may have its roots in Canada.
The behavior is in no way unique to hams. I frequently hear journalists say it, and their interviewees, especially politicians. I've used we on-air was when I had a guest in the shack. Perhaps that included a cat on my lap -. 73
I don't know (or really care) how others ID. If I am alone at my home station, it is always "I." IF I am at the club station, "we" is common if there (often) are other operators present.
"Youse" had a bit of a run in general conversation among the "yutes" of the time in Vk6, back in the late 1950s/early '60s, but it died out.
The first time I listened to Hams, back in that time period, one bloke was using the "Royal we".
How about the operators that suffix sentences with "there"?
Not to mention "Hi Hi" for laughter ---on phone!
Another one that is still pretty common in VK, is "us", as in :-"Chuck us that spanner, Bill",
or if someone is "having a go at you" about something :- "Give us a break!"
Ham radio is a sedentary activity and many individual hams I know are the size of two or more people - thus the “we”.
always someone else to blame when it goes haywire...
It is an artifact of upper class society at the turn of the 20th century. Saying "I" too much was considered arrogant and self-absorbed, especially for women.
Just me and this big chip on my shoulder.