Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by Fractual_, May 16, 2004.
do you ever get a feeling of inferiority when someone calls you something like honey or sweety?
Yes, although I can't remember a time when it's happened, I know i've experienced it. I see it a lot on forums when someone is trying to put someone else down, or when someone is convinced they are right. "Sorry sweetie, but you just don't know what you're talking about...."
Yes! Well, I guess it depends. If it's friends or family, then no. But if it's someone I don't know, or a co-worker, then yes.
yeah, it isnt always their intention.
It all depends on who said it and in what context it was said. If my grandma calls me honey, or Angel calls me sweetie etc. that's endearing. If it's said in a condescending way I get pissed. Last Sat. night I got pissed off when a guy called me honey. My hubbie and I stopped off at a White Castle after his gig (it was almost 4am) and when I went to use the bathroom there was someone already in there and a guy was in there havin' an arguement with her while holdin' the door open a bit. She obviously wasn't goin' to the bathroom so I knocked on the door and asked if they'd kindly take their conversation outta the john 'cause I had to go! They apologized (both of 'em were more than a little drunk). THEN when I finally got my chance to pee I realized there was no toilet paper so I flew outta the bathroom plannin' on goin' into the mens to grab some. The idiot who I spoke with earlier was just steppin' out and I asked him if there was any toilet paper in the men's john. He said "No honey, you don't want to go in there" with a smirk on his smart-ass face. Well in the first place I didn't give a fuck what it looked like in there and the fact that he didn't do the nice thing and grab me some and THEN called me honey on top of it flammed me. I just looked at him like he was a moron, marched in and grabbed some.
you go girl!
*LOL* Ya know, I think that's the first time I've showed that side of myself on here
good work .
but yeah, randoms calling you names like that are the worst. there's this bar we usually go to on a wednesday - the bar manager insits on calling all the girls 'babe' 'honey' 'doll' or things like that...maybe he's just trying to be friendly, but it's a little too much too soon, y'know.
ive noticed here in the uk people tend to call people 'honey' to sound hip.
where as when i had an American b/f he once said to me on the phone in one of his tones 'ive told you honey the keys are on the table'
i really like honey and sweetie as terms of endearments and will use them for both men and women, not to put poeple down but sometimes to sound friendly in a world that quite often isn't.
i also feel that people have the right to be called what they want, and this includes not having their names shortened, for instance i hate it when people call me 'sam'
so if someone said don't call me honey i would respect that and try not to use any other terms of endearments ethier.
Has anyone said that to me, but considering im the posterboy for satan I can understand why not.
Yes I do
and I tell them to not call me that. I find it annoying as well.
Why is that, sweety?
Someone had to make this lame non-joke. This time it is me, but next time it may as well be you.
Fuck, you know what? If I could go through my whole life from this point on and have everyone call me honey, I think I might die a little happier.
For a moment, I forgot how gay this kid was..........
I've noticed in UK everyone calls you either honey or dear. First I thought it was kinda weird but now I'm used to it and think it's kinda nice. It doesn't make me feel inferior unless the person who calls me that means it that way.
yes, it rubs me the wrong way usually.
youre such a lame-o, birdy
I dont like it. Thats it really.
And if people do call me that
Look, do me a favour, and dont be calling me honey/sweety. Thanks!
How should I call you then?
Call me Dissident
Pissypants it is.
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