Chaps, Mate and other foriegn words

There are so many non-US folks her that "chaps, mate" and other phrases are common. Yes you have to get used to being called mate or chap. It is awfully nice that other countries have such names, in the USA there is no equal. Even "dude" doesn't match the intent of mate or chaps. I don't know that I can use the terms, but maybe one day I'll start.