I don't say sis, but I do call my sister "sister" sometimes. It's a Southern thing.
I have an older sister and I never call her sis. I don't even call her sister. I just call her by her name or the nickname that I have for her.
No "sis" here. Sometimes "sissy", but usually "Kath" which is short for her name Kathie. BTW, I have the coolest sister with the coolest movie blog. Not that I'm proud or anything.
Never. I have two older sisters and we call each other by our names or family nickname - never ever "sis" or "sister."
I've got an older sister. I will, very occasionally, refer to her as my "big sis", but it's very, very rare. I usually refer to her by her name, or her family nickname or as "my (older, big) sister"
That's my take on it...I've never ever called my sister "sis" nor have my siblings ever called me that. I was wondering if it was a regional thing. It's starting to piss me off when I read "sis" worked into dialogue. Ugh.
I wasn't blessed w/ a sister, but I've had close friends who were like my "sis", so there ya go. lol."Sis". My mom & aunts use the word "sister".
P.S. Michele, it may be a Northern thing... or something Stephanie Plum would say. lol.
Not very often, but once in awhile.
I have been referred to as Sis...no problems with it.
I didn't mention this earlier, but I do tend to call my better friends "sista". Probably more than my real sister. Does that count?
I have three sisters, and not one would ever call any of the others of us "sis."
I do in written communication (IM, email, etc.), but not in spoken conversation.
I only have a sister-in-law and we've called each other a lot of things (in jest!) but never that.I've wondered myself on the other side of the coin, "bro". I had a book I read set in late 19C Western US and the two brothers used that all the time. Loved the book but that drove me nuts.
No sisters. My sister-in-law (who also has no sisters and who is younger than I am) often calls me "sis."
Years ago my parents used to call my younger sister my "little twister". But no sis.
My husband refers to his sister as sis as do his male relatives with sisters. As the first poster says it's a Southern thing. :)
No "sis" here, but my sister and I have an eight-year age gap and were raised mostly apart, so I'm not perhaps terribly representative.
I have two sisters, and we shorten each other's names but we never call each other "sis" or "sister."
Oh, I just remembered that my husband's great-aunt was called "Sis" by all of her siblings (they were from Missouri). Everyone called her "Sis" so much that her name wasn't used anymore. I only knew here as "Sis" and that's how we wrote her name in correspondence.
I have a sister, and I don't think she and I have ever called each other "sis." Our silly nickname is "sissy-doo," and we use it liberally. But not sis. Looking forward to seeing how this ties back in.
No sister..but I have a brother that I like to call 'bro'...just to annoy him.
I have three younger sisters and recall referring to them as my little sis from time to time. It doesn't look like I'm very representative, though.
I only use "sis" when greeting one of my sisters. Usually: "Hey, Sis!" at the beginning of an e-mail.
I have 2 sisters but while talking to each other we rarely use that word. It's more like when I am talking about them to someone else, I use it pretty often.
I would never call my sisters "sis" or "sister". They would mock me. We just call each other by our given names. I am sad to report, however, that I have a friend who persists in calling her sister "Sister," "Sis," and worse "Sissy." I cringe every time
I would have to say never. I have a nick name for her and I use that. Vice versa for her too, she uses my nickname.
No sisters for me, but my mom has a sister who was always called "Sis." She was the oldest of the siblings & I think that had lots to do with it b/c none of the other kids had sister/brother nicknames.
I have an older sister and yeah, from time to time I have called her sis. Usually it's "hey sis" or in referring to her I might say "my big sis".
I use "sis" to refer to my sister in writing, but not in person.
Every now & then my brother would say SIS and I never really thought much about it when he did. And yes, we grew up in NY.
I have a younger sister, who I call by her name or nickname and I have the "sister of my heart" who is my best friend but like a sister to me!
My sister and I do use" Sis" but mostly in email, or when we first see each other or pick up the phone ("Hey, Sis!") Beyond that, not so much. My kids (two girls) call each other sissy at home but not at school or anywhere else (it's embarrassing, apparently).
No, almost never, and I have six sisters.
I am a sister and my brother has occasionally called me sis (now that we're older) but I don't remember if he did when we were younger.I have two girl children and both of them refer to each other as "sissy" which is like the baby form of sis (my kids are 2 and 3) and we says sissy too.
Interesting question. My sister refers to me as sis frequently, more in written form than in RL. We're not from the south unless you count southern Calif. as the south. I considered it an age thing. She's a college student.misfitandmom refered to bro. My husband and his friends call each other bro continually. They are a group of Christian men from SoCal and I believe that IS a regional thing. On a few rare occasions I have called him bro.