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    Talking 69-words of love

    Dear all

    Hello

    I've heard lots of words that men and women call each other with. I want to know the place each of them should be used.

    e.g. ~ darling, dear, honey, sweety, baby…

    Is there any special situation that we have to use one of these?
    I mean do these differ as we want to use them for ordinary friends, girl/boy friend, soul mate, our favorite person …

    Thanks a million

    Matilda

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    Default Re: 69-words of love

    It's very much a matterof personal taste. I, for instance, would only use some of those and then only to my partner.

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    Dear Tdol

    you mean that they are not allocated for a specific use?
    you know, i always call every one with honey, and i heard that it is just used for lovers.
    and i heard the same thing about baby, and sweethearted, and darling.

    was that correct, or they told me s.th nonsense?

    Thanks a million

    Matilda

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    Default Re: 69-words of love

    All of them are OK for lovers. You will hear them used with other people, but it's a usage that requires care- with close people, it would be OK. They tend to be used in a joking way with people who are not lovers or partners.

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    Default Re: 69-words of love

    Are those what we call 'terms of endearment'?

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    Dear Joenuts

    of course they ARE states of endearments, and my questions were the differences in the places they are used. For example, i know that baby is only used for the seriosest kind of love. but i didn't know the other one's exact place of occurance.

    Matilda

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    Default Re: 69-words of love

    'Dear' is probably not used much between lovers. I wouldn't use 'baby' if you paid me- it's preference rather than a strict order.

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    Default Re: 69-words of love

    Quote Originally Posted by matilda
    Dear Joenuts
    of course they ARE states of endearments, and my questions were the differences in the places they are used. For example, i know that baby is only used for the seriosest kind of love. but i didn't know the other one's exact place of occurance.
    Matilda
    Note that I used 'Are', not 'Aren't'. I asked the question for my benefit, not to tell you that they are called that.

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    Default Re: 69-words of love

    They are terms of endearment.

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