Seiko wrote:I believe the proper way of saying Tony is..
Kun is usually for boys
San is usually for girls
"San" is for people you don't necessarily know well, regardless of gender, or somebody to whom you wish to express a certain level of formality/politeness. Tony (assuming we mean AJBryant) definitely seems like a "-san" to me. Most people here are either newbies who don't know Tony well, or they're old regulars who see him as something of a father figure; "-san" works in both cases.
"Kun" is generally applied to boys or men, but "-kun is used with men" does not imply the converse, that you should you should address men as "-kun". (Compare: all cats are animals, but not all animals are cats.)
05 Dec 2008 --------> 27 Sep 2010
This is a sticky thread, so necroposting isn't a concern. Strange that it'd go so long without posts, though.
Seiko is referring to Sachi's post from Apr 9, 2006
(since there's no "Tony-san" mentioned on this page of the thread), making it an even later response...