Is there a term of endearment that you hate?

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  1. innerspin profile image91
    innerspinposted 7 years ago

    Is there a term of endearment that you hate?

    I loathe being called "doll," or "queen." Does anything make you cringe?

  2. ReneeDC1979 profile image59
    ReneeDC1979posted 7 years ago

    Not really, but I hate it when those in customer service call me sweetie, honey, hun, etc , etc.

    1. Billie Kelpin profile image86
      Billie Kelpinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      ReneeDC, I HATE that as well.  And now that I'm older,  iiii yiii yiii!  I'm "Sweetie" to everyone from clerk at the grocery store to the hairdresser cutting my hair.  My friends don't mind, but I find it demeaning and I wish they'd stop!

    2. ReneeDC1979 profile image59
      ReneeDC1979posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly Billie.  I was at a restaurant with my mom the other day and the server kept calling her hon.  My mom was getting annoyed and her tip showed it. :-(

  3. lburmaster profile image82
    lburmasterposted 7 years ago

    Cuddle bug, chipmunk, angel puss, baby face, baby doll, doll, bird, blossom, bunny, buttercup, butter face, chick, cup cake, dish, gum drop, little dove, lemon drop, magic princess, main squeeze, peaches, pet, poopsy, snooky, sugar, tootsie, twinkies, etc.

    1. innerspin profile image91
      innerspinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Oh dear, that's quite a list, cutie pie!

    2. rainpurplewine profile image76
      rainpurplewineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Wow,that's a serious list! lol I've never been called most of these.

    3. lburmaster profile image82
      lburmasterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I've heard all of them... Unfortunately. But I get them back eventually. My mother-in-law calls me lady-bug and chipmunk...

  4. FlourishAnyway profile image95
    FlourishAnywayposted 7 years ago

    "Baby" ... I'm too old to be anyone's baby.

    1. ReneeDC1979 profile image59
      ReneeDC1979posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      what if your honey bunny called you baby that's okay right-but coming from anyone else i think it's rude.

  5. savvydating profile image93
    savvydatingposted 7 years ago

    In general, I like terms of endearment, but I prefer they have a uniqueness about them. Mostly, I just get called by my name. However, (although I've never been called this), the term "babe" makes me cringe when I hear others use it. I guess, to me, "babe" sounds so lame and generic, sort of like the beginners term for young lovers.

    However, I had a boyfriend who often called me baby girl. He was a Frenchman, and given his heavy accent, it sounded like he was saying "baby gill" - as in the breathing organ of fish. I liked it because It was flattering since I was 13 years older than him and it was also unique in that his pronunciation was funny and sweet. Anyway, I went off on a tangent, but I wanted to share a pleasant memory.

    1. innerspin profile image91
      innerspinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, that's sweet!

  6. kj force profile image65
    kj forceposted 7 years ago

    Being I have a deep voice... when I answer the phone sometimes to telemarketers the call me " sir "...it used to bother me...but now I have fun and play head games with them... I do loath when someone calls me honey, or sweetie..and talks to me like I was a baby...

  7. rainpurplewine profile image76
    rainpurplewineposted 7 years ago

    I don't like being called "woman",however it's cute coming from certain people.  I think sweetie is condescending as well.  The term "babe" had to grow on me, I didn't like it at first.

  8. CRe8tiVeLiFe profile image78
    CRe8tiVeLiFeposted 7 years ago

    Undoubtedly it's "my old lady."

    This one isn't a term of endearment, but more like a "goodbye" and it's "be safe." I can't count the number of times men have said that to me in place of "I love you" to find out I'd been dumped. ;-)

    1. innerspin profile image91
      innerspinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I've not heard that one, now hope I never do! Thanks for replying.

  9. profile image0
    Shopgirlbox237posted 7 years ago

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    I honestly CANNOT handle when people call each other "boo." No matter who says it to who, family member to family member, owner to pet, significant other to significant other, it just makes me cringe. I can't explain it. The only Boo that's acceptable is the tiny girl from Monster's Inc. All other ways that "boo" is used as a term of endearment are like nails on a chalkboard. If anyone calls me "boo," I make this face:

    1. innerspin profile image91
      innerspinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I think that must be an American term, never heard it used . You should come and live in the UK.

  10. montylyn profile image61
    montylynposted 7 years ago

    I hate to hear Boo, and old lady , or pretty women,woman,sexy..I have a hard time believing that..

    Now my boyfriend(he is in Afghanistan-Soldier in Army ) does love to call me: my angel or angel eyes,Capt Linda..my darling wife...honnie bunnie, my queen, the love of my life...etc..

  11. khmazz profile image81
    khmazzposted 7 years ago

    I usualy like terms of endearmeant, that is until I started working for my current boos six months ago.  He calls me (and his other assistant) "my love", "baby", "my angels", and more, they make skin crawl and I am seeking new employment as we speek!

  12. Ps32Love profile image60
    Ps32Loveposted 7 years ago

    Pumpkin. I am not a squash nor do I look like one.

    1. ketage profile image83
      ketageposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Love this comment, I have never called anyone pumpkin. And now I will.

  13. ketage profile image83
    ketageposted 7 years ago

    I have had many lady friends call me by different terms of endearments, I honestly can not think of a single one that bothered me, but maybe its a guy thing, call me anything you like as long as you call me smile
    @Ps32love, I meant to say now I NEVER will smile

    1. innerspin profile image91
      innerspinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Like it! Thanks for joining in.

 
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