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    Dear teachers,

    Would you please tell me what does "Hon" mean? Is it a proper name or an abbreviation of "honey"?

    “Listen! Look at me. Do you notice anything different?”
    “Sure I notice, Hon.”
    Portia put on her red hat and changed her shoes.

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    Default Re: "Hon"

    Most likely an abbreviation of 'Honey' as an affectionate name.

    It is unlikely to be a Proper name, or even an abbreviation of a proper name, but this would depend on the context. Is there a person called 'Hon' or 'Honey'?

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    Default Re: "Hon"

    Thanks Hobbes,

    But why then is it in capital letters? If you say "honey" or "darling" do you usually capitalize the word?

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    Default Re: "Hon"

    Normally I'd agree with you about capitalisation. But, in this instance I can only imagine it is to place significance and importance on the 'pet name'.

    eg. Similar to 'god' or 'God'. First means any 'god' - second means THE God.

    or 'sir' and 'Sir' - denoting importance of the subject.

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    Thank you, Hobbes.

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