Good morning Uncle, how are you? Time to adopt this - or even to bring it back for some of you. In a couple of books I read recently, I was enchanted by the way an older (not necessarily elderly) person could be addressed. Not Hey Mister - or hey Missus, no, it was auntie or uncle which was used, which I think is a much more pleasant way! This is, or was, common in Asian cultures and I even have vague memories of it being used in my childhood. A close friend could be uncle John. Someone I didn't really know could be referred to as just Uncle if addressing them or asking a question. I do think this is useful for children too. Mister, or even Mr X doesn't sound the right way. Sometimes they would even not say anything, not knowing how to address the person. Just saying their name seems too cheeky (for some children) so Uncle or Auntie would be perfect. How do you feel about bringing this into our day to day interactions? Would you like it or hate it? Personally I think it would be lovely.