I'm curious what forms of personal address Cyburbians use every day, especially those that are locally or culturally inspired.
I was raised in the New Orleans area. It was common when I was growing up to call a male "chief" or "podna" (partner).
In New Orleans, you might call a woman "dawlin". Both men and woman call women "dawlin". Inside the environs of the Crescent City, it is fine, but elsewhere it seems overly familiar and even pejorative. I don't call women "dawlin."
I still do use "chief" most every day, especially at work, despite having been gone from the area for more than 20 years.
Once it backfired on me when I was talking to a fellow while I was in Juneau. "Chief" slipped out in the conversation, and this stranger, who was Native American, thought I was being flippant. I explained that I meant no offense, and it was just a cultural idiosyncrasy of mine.
My use of "ya'll" is pointed out by others from time to time.
Are there forms of address that "ya'll" use, especially if you live far from where their use is common, that seem idiosyncratic?