Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics (especially statistics)
Monday, August 31, 2015
Watching Narcos on Netflix. Weirdly, Pablo Escobar addresses his brother as usted, while his brother addresses Pablo as tu. Can this possibly be Colombian usage? I find it hard in any case to believe that one brother would address another as usted, but if this sort of asymmetry were to occur, I would expect the more powerful to use tu and the less powerful to use usted. Baffled.