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Why is it apparently considered more devastating on DL to add "hon" or "honey" or "sweetie"

when delivering snark or a putdown? Is it a Southern thing, like "Bless your heart"?

by Sandra Bernhardreply 1107/30/2013

It's condescending and patronizing sweetie, now move it along toots.

by Sandra Bernhardreply 107/30/2013

Its the DL equivalent of "bless your heart".

by Sandra Bernhardreply 207/30/2013

Interesting question doll.

by Sandra Bernhardreply 307/30/2013

More devastating? To the contrary, Darlin', it softens the sting.

by Sandra Bernhardreply 407/30/2013

"Doll" hurts the most.

Twelve years ago, long before you kids walked on my lawn, someone called me Doll and put me in my place regarding lesbians.

It still wounds...

by Sandra Bernhardreply 507/30/2013

Kisses doll.

by Sandra Bernhardreply 607/30/2013

Yes, it's condescending, pumpkin.

by Sandra Bernhardreply 707/30/2013

Whether or not they were intended as such, I choose to interpret hon, honey, sweetie, baby, baby doll, dear, etc, etc, as compliments. They remind me of very dear, older friends from the South and MidWest. I do realize that others may not agree.

by Sandra Bernhardreply 807/30/2013

It's so brilliantly inventive how all of you keep using different terms like "honey" "pumpkin," "toots"... as if YOU YOURSELVES were exactly repeating the same thing asked about in the original post!

And it's so clever and original every damned time! Keep it coming... "honeys"!


by Sandra Bernhardreply 907/30/2013

When used by fat Southern women at a restaurant,they are endearing terms. When used by fat, male, New York Dataloungers ( the most frequent users) they are meant to demean.

by Sandra Bernhardreply 1007/30/2013

OP/ R9 You asked the question, you were answered. What's your problem petal?

by Sandra Bernhardreply 1107/30/2013
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