I don’t like to say “My friends are great! I’m proud you are friends of mine!”. It’s like saying, “You’re my friend, it makes you great” and those sentences say “Well lucky you’re great. If you’re not I won’t call you as my friends”.
I accept my friends the way they are, whether they considered as great or not. That’s why those words so irritating to me.
-N, really irritated by “Temen aiiing” phrase.