so when do men start calling their friends “buddies”?
i’m pretty sure when we are all in kindergarten we are still calling each other “friend” and “playmate”, and then by junior high we learn great words like “my BFF” and the like. so when does this transition occur? it is a rare occassion when i talk to an adult male and he says “i’m going over to my friend’s house to play video games” or “i’m getting drunk this weekend with my friend”. does this transition to “buddy” happen in high school? college?
male readers: please respond!