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What's the difference between a social friend, a friend and an acquantaince? I understand the difference between a friend and an acquantaince. Is social friend in the gray area between the two? Could you provide an example or two?

Thanks in advance!
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New2grammar Is social friend in the gray area between the two?
Yes.

A social friend may be one you often meet at social occasions, or one who may accompany you to social gatherings, but with whom you don't have a personal relationship. You know much more about each other than you would as mere acquaintances, but much less than if you were personal friends.

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Thanks, Avangi.
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I've always found the use of "personal friend" as a bit of a redundancy, but it seems you can have grades of friendship, as Avangi explained. I just used to get a kick out of people saying stuff like "You know, the manager here is a personal friend of mine..." when they were bragging about something.
Thanks, GG for the additional information. However, I failed to understand your explanation because of an unfamiliar expression" I just used to get a kick out of ". I would interpret it as "I used to dislike ..."
I get a a kick out of = I am amused/entertained by.

I'm surprised you haven't come across that one before!
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Let's bring back Cole Porter - I get no kick from Champagne! (But I get a kick out of you!)
To get a kick out of something means to enjoy
like the song
"I get no kick from champagne"
meaning champagne does nothing special for me.
Or the classic
"Get your kicks, on Route 66"
Avangi
Let's bring back Cole Porter - I get no kick from Champagne! (But I get a kick out of you!)

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