Apparently, 'round these parts: BOYFRIEND = RESPECT.
At least in my house. Which was never the case before. At least not that I ever noticed.
But please, 2 recent convos from my home:
(pick up lil sister - first time i'm seeing her since february)
lilsis: HI UNNI!!!!
lilsis: so, do you have a boyfriend YET???
me: .... WHAT DO YOU MEAN YET!??!?!
complaining about my sister's stench:
me: yo, mommy. doesn't jiyun always smell like drool and sweat?
mommy: yea, well at least she still has a boyfriend
lilsis: LAUGHING HYSTERICALLY
me: ... (SHOT DOWN) ...