The question An employee called me "boss", but I don't like it. How can I colloquially say that? has received multiple answers, but only the following one was deleted. I reproduce it here for convenience:
I'm the same, don't like being called 'boss'. If I deem it necessary to ask them to stop with it, I'd say something like: "nah, you're the boss, boss", looking them in the eye, with my hand placed on their shoulder in a friendly but sincere way. The physical message is what I believe would drive the words home. I noticed that people with the tendency to call others 'boss' have a tinge of insecurity and calling people 'boss' is a mock self deprecating confidence boost. Best to handle that by indicating they don't need to play that out with you.
There are other answers in the same style, and they have been left untouched. Not that the question is on topic. In fact, I've voted to close it. It not only asks for an opinion, it ask for a opinion having everthing to do with a social situation and little to do with the word boss. Not that this answer or the other answers are on topic. They're mostly advice on how to conduct oneself at work. (And bad advice at that. I would never advise physical contact in a situation in which a misunderstanding has arisen.)
But this answer at least mentions in passing that this use of the word boss may have an element of self-deprecation.
Why was this answer singled out?