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Shylass
Posted: Sunday, January 29, 2012 8:02:09 PM

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I admit, I'm not the usual kind of lass. But something about the use of the word "Baby" when given to a grown woman or a man makes me want to throw up. There's something very Wrong about it in my head, I can't separate it from... well, a baby. "Babe" is marginally better, but still not great. I most often hear it when used to denote one's sexual partner, and it really grosses me out. Sorry.

I have nothing wrong with the use of nicknames, or things like lass, and lad, bird, mate, etc. But baby? Bleurgh. puke

Do you use the term baby/babe, and if so, why? Many thanks in advance to any who respond and help me to understand.


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Posted: Sunday, January 29, 2012 8:06:40 PM

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it all depends on who uses it. My wife calls me babe, and it's endearing and i love it. the guy at the supermarket calls me babe and it's kind of creepy. :)

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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2012 3:00:51 AM

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As the babe above mentioned (lol) depends how and who uses it.

Though I use "babe" and not "baby"

I use it to describe an attractive person, especially a young woman.
And as term of endearment like "Darling".

rxtales
Posted: Monday, January 30, 2012 4:09:47 AM

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In the past, I have hated being called babe, and wouldn't tolerate it. My boyfriend calls me babe, or baby and I don't mind anymore. My mother has always called me babe, and I have found it odd
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2012 4:38:05 AM

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I had a think about this as I never used to refer to any woman, even my ex partner, as babe, baby, honey or any of the others. However I was actually asked by a lady I was seeing 'What would you like to call me?' I thought carefully (as i didn't want to blow it all - the sex was too good!) and decided on 'beautiful'. This seemed to go down well. But I call my current partner 'gorgeous', which she loves. She asked me why one day. I simply said "Because you are."
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2012 4:47:56 AM

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hmmm around our house it's just a casual expression. Used all the time.
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2012 5:01:21 AM

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Does not bother me in the slightest. I actually dont like the word "babe".

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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2012 5:53:29 AM

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Not a term that bothers me. I personally do not use it, however, my wife frequently uses the term 'Babe' when addressing me. Maybe I'll ask her why? Think

Hmmm, on second thoughts, maybe I won't ask her ... after all, when she uses it, it generally denotes that she is in a good mood and I do not want to frig with my established 'signals'. coffee

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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2012 12:33:17 PM

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I have used both "babe" and "baby". Usually those words are used as terms of endearment and should be taken as such. If that's how someone conveys their care or love for another person, then it should be ok. If my lady asked me to not call her babe/baby, I'd stop. However, I think if being called baby or babe is the worst thing that happens to a person in a day then life is pretty damn good.





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Dudealicious
Posted: Monday, January 30, 2012 12:40:10 PM

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I continue to use "babe" and "baby" on a daily basis. Mix those in with "sweetie", "sweetheart", "sexy" and "my love" you now have the way I address my woman. In fact it has come to a point where the only time we use each other's names is A) when we need to get the other's attention. B) We are a little upset with each other.

We use it as terms of endearment as LM mentioned. She knows that she is the only person that I say that to it therefore resonates a little further.

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Guest
Posted: Monday, January 30, 2012 2:22:16 PM

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I use the word baby quite a lot. I use it as a term of endearment and the way that I say it will differ from person to person....

I don't see why anyone would have a problem with it really?

If you don't like it, just use something else, or ask to be called something else - problem solved...

I think that having problems with specific words says more about you as a person than the person actually saying...

Personally, I don't like being called 'cunt', however there have been instances where it's been with good intention - some people just use it the same way they would 'pal' or whatever...
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2012 2:42:08 PM

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I always hated being called baby until I met my current boyfriend....the right person, the right circumstances... it's fine, nice even.

I use baby quite a lot to wind up those with a hate of pet names because I'm a good friend like that.

Edit: Excuse me and my lack of dick for joining in....consider it a returned 'favour' for when you all chime in in the dickless section! evil4
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2012 5:56:06 PM

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Thank you very much for the replies. As I thought, it's just me, then. dontknow

Well, you guys need people like me to make you look more normal. drunken


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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2012 6:00:06 PM

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I like the words "baby", "babe", "honey", "hun", "sweetie" ............ and a host of others.

in my family, it's like a nickname - it's the sign of affection. If we don't like ya, you'll get your full name(s) said!
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2012 6:07:43 PM

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babe and baby makes me think of hookers and strippers and women who want nothing from you but your money.......i usually reserve hun and honey for my partner
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Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 8:54:49 AM

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i don't mind being called either... but will only use baby when it's someone i am in love with... babe on the other hand brings to mind a (excuse me for the stereotype) blonde bimbo chewing gum so i never use it except in irony or sarcasm :s
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Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 9:00:34 AM

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I call my girlfriends "babe" all the time, it's a term of endearment for me.When I'm called a babe it better damn well be meant as compliment. Baby... reminds me too much of Dirty Dancing... and as much as I loved that movie I'm not a fan of that pet name regardless of who's saying it. FYI nobody puts Bouncy in the corner
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Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 9:06:21 AM

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My wife and I call each other 'babe' or 'baby' a lot.

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Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 10:17:39 AM

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LittleBambi wrote:
I always hated being called baby until I met my current boyfriend....the right person, the right circumstances... it's fine, nice even.



In total agreement. thumbup I've never used that word until just recently and it really is the right person and right circumstances. I don't like Babe, tho. dontknow Not sure why, but it always reminds me of porn movies.

I dislike random men on Lush calling me baby and/or babe. It seems like a generic word they throw around, because they're hitting on so many different women at one time and can't be bothered to figure out your name. To me, it's too familiar of a word to use with someone you don't know and have never spoken to. It's very smarmy! confused5
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Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 10:38:11 AM

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im kinda on the fence on this... me saying it is a no and someone saying baby to me...is okay
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Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 10:49:31 AM

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Yep I call my GF both she also calls me both. I have other pet names for her but to me she is my baby and I have other close girl friends I call that as well

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Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 11:21:01 AM

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I agree with LittleBambi and CG...
You better be a close friend to get away with it or expect the reprecussions...
I've been known to get snarky when called "Babe" by a stranger angry7

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Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 2:04:48 PM

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TheDevilsWeakness wrote:
I agree with LittleBambi and CG...
You better be a close friend to get away with it or expect the reprecussions...
I've been known to get snarky when called "Babe" by a stranger angry7


Oh babe I totally hear you on that one. Don't worry babe, I got your back drunken

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Dudealicious
Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 2:07:35 PM

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TheDevilsWeakness wrote:
I agree with LittleBambi and CG...
You better be a close friend to get away with it or expect the reprecussions...
I've been known to get snarky when called "Babe" by a stranger angry7


Oh babe I totally hear you on that one. Don't worry babe, I got your back drunken

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Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 3:02:09 PM

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Dudealicious wrote:


Oh babe I totally hear you on that one. Don't worry babe, I got your back drunken


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And I know ALL about you "having my back" Whistle

Maybe I'll just stick with Smart Ass as your pet name, its easier to type evil4

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Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 10:00:48 PM

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I have been called babe often, only once baby and it was buy a southern girl who had a very sweet strong soft southern accent and when she said hey baby it made me melt.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 1:18:00 PM

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It doesnt bother me really as long it is used as a term of endearment and from someone I know.

I tend to call everyone Darling, I hope no one takes offense to it. If it does please tell me.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 2:35:35 PM

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I would say it all depends on who is saying it. Used to have a customer who would refer to every woman at work as baby. Believe me it did not get him better service.

Honey seems to be a term that is overused by people you don't even know, and gets on my nerves.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 2:49:22 PM

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i like being called baby instead of babe... but it matters from who and how. i guess its what your used too
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Posted: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 2:54:55 PM

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I will use Babe or Babi..... but Never Baby!



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