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    #1

    Come on, son. Come on, daughter.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the latter (Come on, daughter) isn't as commonly used as the first (Come on, son). I wonder why.

    Listen, son.
    Listen, daughter.

    Son, let's talk.
    Daughter, let's talk.
    Not a teacher.

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    #2

    Re: Come on, son. Come on, daughter.

    I think you're right, at least in AmE.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: Come on, son. Come on, daughter.

    ... and in BrE.

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    #4

    Re: Come on, son. Come on, daughter.

    Also, "Listen, son" is frequently used to someone who is not actually the speaker's son. It can be used to mean "young man".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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