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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".

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    Quote Originally Posted by bingo View Post
    of course hon

    “The United States has become a place where entertainers and professional athletes are mistaken for people of importance.” -- Robert Heinlein

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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?
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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.

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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.

    “The United States has become a place where entertainers and professional athletes are mistaken for people of importance.” -- Robert Heinlein

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    One more contribution on this and I’ll let this thread rest in peace

    I gotta add a couple ‘endearments’

    Close friends I’ve worked with, drank with

    Don’t know how it all evolved, but calling each other every name in the book became a regular part of almost ever sentence

    Folks of all nationalities, of which became favorite targets
    It’s interesting how many racial slurs the English language has let seep into its vocabulary
    We even made some up

    Most times they began with candyass, and ended with sweet cheeks

    Funny how such derogatory handles can motivate a guy to work harder
    Being mad does that sometimes
    Laughing can do that too

    Men are odd that way

    At least this one is


    ...maybe that's why I'm not let inside much

    even in winter

    “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” Emerson

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