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Endearments. Do you use them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pepper View Post
    I speak their names as endearments. Their names are beautiful to me.
    My sentiments exactly. I don't use endearments with strangers, but have no problem with


    someone calling me "dear".
    Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
    - Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

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    Quote Originally Posted by bingo View Post
    of course hon

    "Oh yeah. Life goes on, l
    ong after the thrill of living is gone." -- John Mellencamp

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    Since coming "of an age", unless I know their name men under 40-ish are generally "son" or "young man". Women young enough to be my daughter (and all waitresses) are usually "hon", "honey", or "dear". The license of old age.

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    I didn't grow up in a warm family and endearments do not come naturally to me. I regret this but can't seem to change.

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    I call my dog sugar, and I call my cat sugar plum. Does that count?
    Sing, sing a song. Make it simple to last your whole life long - The Carpenters

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    I admit I use endearments mostly for family. Sweetie, Precious, Beautiful are usually what I say to my daughter and granddaughter, my grandsons are usually laughing when I call them Precious. I only use it to a stranger if they have a baby.I love Babies. I have quit a few endearments I call my husband like Honey, Sweetheart and Love.

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    I do use endearments for my husband and kids/grandkids. Never strangers. Guess I haven't reached "that age" yet.

    "Oh yeah. Life goes on, l
    ong after the thrill of living is gone." -- John Mellencamp

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    I call most guys ‘Bud’

    The younger ones ‘Laddie’, or if I know them and we work around each other it’s oftentimes ‘dummass’

    Older ones, ‘sir’, or, if I know them well, ‘old man’

    Kids, I call ‘kid’

    Wimin, I don’t touch…in a grocery store it’s Ma’am

    My lady? ‘Baby’ is what we call each other
    I refer to her as ‘my lady’
    I do call her ‘woman’ if we are in contention
    ‘Woman, yer gettin’ me riled’

    Called her ‘sweaty pie’ once….once
    “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” Emerson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary O' View Post
    Called her ‘sweaty pie’ once….once
    I see what you did there.

    "Oh yeah. Life goes on, l
    ong after the thrill of living is gone." -- John Mellencamp

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