if you refer to a woman's female friends as her "girlfriends" then you need to commit to that bad and confusing decision and call a man's male friends his "boyfriends"

I muted this tweet like immediately and the replies are certainly vindicating that decision

I do appreciate the replies from beleaguered Germans though, stay strong

@Smeallie My aunt and grandmother call all their female-gendered friends "girlfriend". I've found that quite odd: I'm quite sure they aren't gay. But hey, differing people have differing habits. If we all were the same, life would be boring, now, wouldn't it?

@Smeallie Ah, language! German forces you to specify the gender when you talk about a "friend". To express girl- or boyfriend you say "my [German gendered word for friend]" as opposed to "a [friend]".
I like English better in that.

@Smeallie @mal We need better words for both romantic and platonic friendships 2019 Challenge

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