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To not enjoy being called sweetheart

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Veryunsure Mon 27-May-13 13:13:51

Babes or angel by anyone, especially women. Makes my teeth itch.

TWinklyLittleStar Mon 27-May-13 13:16:52

Maybe it's a bit too familiar but it beats fuckface or cunt. Not something I could get myself riled over, unless I already dislike the person saying it.

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Mon 27-May-13 13:18:13

I agree, OP. Don't much like being called these things by people who don't know me but it really is more teeth-itchy somehow from a woman. confused

DryCounty79 Mon 27-May-13 13:24:18

Don't like being called babes, but don't mind babe, sweetheart or angel. Which is lucky, as my other half calls me all three! Also don't mind love, hun or sweetie.

Although, thinking about it, I wouldn't like a woman to call me babe, sweetheart or angel. Just feels odd. Mind you, as a pp said, much better than some other names people could call me!

Good question babes grin

Sparklingbrook Mon 27-May-13 13:25:53

Oh no. I call people sweetheart. I will try and stop.

Birdsgottafly Mon 27-May-13 13:40:23

I feel a bit uncomfortable when it is someone a lot younger.

I have had to tell my DD (27) to be aware of what she puts on the end, she does "hun" a lot.

I like these types of endings being used, when out and about, never in work, though.

ShabbyButNotChic Mon 27-May-13 13:54:46

Hmm, i live in yorkshire so tend to get called love/sweetheart/flower by pretty much everyone i meet! Whether that be shop staff, people at work, or the elderly man i met walking the dog this morning! I like it as it is friendly and mostly because they dont know your name. But i wouldnt like to be called babe by anyone! So yanbu and yabu..,on the fence.

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Mon 27-May-13 13:56:14

I do like being called 'Duck' though... I'm not sure where up North it is common, but I really like it... blush

VenusUprising Mon 27-May-13 13:57:42

Oh Hun, I know, it's so irritating! flowers

Dare I say, it actually jars when I read it on here.......

squeakytoy Mon 27-May-13 13:58:33

preferable to being called twat, bitch, or similar.. cant say an inoffensive term of endearment would bother me at all. unless it was said in a patronising way.

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Mon 27-May-13 13:59:40

Oh I HATE Hun. It never sounds nice to my ears... shock

I actually think I'd rather be called an expletive...

Callycat Mon 27-May-13 14:01:24

I kinda like it blush

My male friend - six foot and well built - gets called "flower" by the tea lady at work. it makes him all giggly.

Callycat Mon 27-May-13 14:01:49

Giggly in a flattered way, I should add. Not in a mean way.

SoniaGluck Mon 27-May-13 14:09:06

We get the usual "love" which everybody male and female uses around here in Yorkshire.

But older blokes (i.e. over 70 or so) tend to call you "lass".
As in: " How do, lass." I really like that.

AllYoursBabooshka Mon 27-May-13 14:12:09

I like "Sweetheart", I find it's always said in a well meaning way.

"Sweetie" on the other hand...

OddSockMonster Mon 27-May-13 14:13:04

I like being called 'duck' too. The lady in Spar does it, and the bus drivers, always cheers me up.

Angel would make me cross though.

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Mon 27-May-13 14:16:16

Are you somewhere 'up North', OddSockMonster? I have a supplier in Derby who calls me 'Duck'. I'm wondering if I should relocate... grin

Sparklingbrook Mon 27-May-13 14:18:26

My beloved Nan called everyone 'my duck'. <sob>

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Mon 27-May-13 14:19:44

Aww... mine too, even though she was from Kent, Sparklingbrook. sad

Hashtagwhatever Mon 27-May-13 14:21:04

Babes is the worst esp by another female.

Sparklingbrook Mon 27-May-13 14:21:25

sad Lying. I wish she could come back and call me it again.

Maat Mon 27-May-13 14:25:05

Sparkling sad

I'm oop North and Love, Duck or Chuck are quite common - particularly amongst the older generation.

I don't like "babes", it always sounds false to me somehow.

OddSockMonster Mon 27-May-13 14:25:15

I am Lying, in Sheffield but from down south. Not far north enough for lass though.

zzzzz Mon 27-May-13 14:30:59

Count yourself lucky, in Devon "my lover" is the phrase of choice. shock grin

OddSockMonster Mon 27-May-13 14:35:10

That's great zzzzz, would that count as a good enough criteria for where to go on our summer hols this year? I'd forgotten how much I love the West Country accent.

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