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Old 10-18-2014, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley
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I like it. Makes me feel like they are a warm person to use endearments with strangers.
Agreed, in certain areas everyone is called "hon" by some people, even those in their 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's.
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Old 10-19-2014, 02:40 PM
 
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I HATE when random people call me "hon". Like a cashier, for example. I find it so demeaning. I understand that I'm in my late twenties and I probably look a couple years younger than that even, but being called "hon" makes me feel like I'm twelve.

Anybody with me?
Years ago, it used to annoy me now. Now I understand it is just way of speech for certain people and doesn't bother me at all any more.
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Old 10-19-2014, 02:48 PM
 
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You think that is bad, wait will they start calling you "ma'am."
I know!
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Old 10-22-2016, 05:49 PM
 
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I think people use those catch-all terms when they forget your name. I don't like it. I'm not your sweetheart, honey or love
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Old 10-23-2016, 02:27 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, California
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I dont mind, it sounds kind of friendly
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Old 10-23-2016, 02:48 PM
 
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I HATE when random people call me "hon". Like a cashier, for example. I find it so demeaning. I understand that I'm in my late twenties and I probably look a couple years younger than that even, but being called "hon" makes me feel like I'm twelve.

Anybody with me?
Agree totally. I'm retired and hate when someone calls me "hon." It's demeaning.
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Old 10-23-2016, 03:17 PM
 
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haha. I was just coming here to start a thread asking how people like it when people tell them "Bless your heart". I can not stand that. Don't call me hon, sweetheart or tell me to bless my heart and I live in SC and have most of my life. I find it very demeaning.
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Old 10-23-2016, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Wow, who dug up this old thread? Great timing though. A guy I work with has been using what he calls "pet names" on me and I found it a bit uncomfortable so I did it back to him. Apparently he thinks it's a challenge, so game on! I think he's going to win though. There seems to be way more pet names for women than for men.
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Old 10-23-2016, 07:44 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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Wow, who dug up this old thread? Great timing though. A guy I work with has been using what he calls "pet names" on me and I found it a bit uncomfortable so I did it back to him. Apparently he thinks it's a challenge, so game on! I think he's going to win though. There seems to be way more pet names for women than for men.
It should have been left it in the ground, the premise is silly. People simply look for stuff to crab about these days. If someone says it, it can be demeaning, but it's the tone and context that really matters here. If a cashier is an older woman and she calls me "hon" for me to get offended is completely juvenile.
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Old 10-24-2016, 03:38 AM
 
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Doesn't bother me in the least to be called "hon." I don't read anything into these kinds of things. I just try to get through my day.

However I could do without ever hearing the word "dude" again.
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