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    Sweetie Vss. Cutie

    Hello teachers,

    I know that a boy can address his girlfriend Sweetie but what about the girl? Can she also address her boy friend Sweetie or only a boy can say like that?

    Is it ok to use Cutie between boyfriend and girlfriend or it's childish?

    I don't know whether there is a differnce between Cutie and Sweetie or not. As far as I know they are both used among lovers. Correct me if I am not right.


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    I also searched it in the forum but nothing appeared
    Many thanks in advance.

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    Re: Sweetie Vss. Cutie

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Hello teachers,

    I know that a boy can address his girlfriend Sweetie but what about the girl? Can she also address her boy friend Sweetie or only a boy can say like that?

    Is it ok to use Cutie between boyfriend and girlfriend or it's childish?

    I don't know whether there is a differnce between Cutie and Sweetie or not. As far as I know they are both used among lovers. Correct me if I am not right.


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    I also searched it in the forum but nothing appeared
    Many thanks in advance.
    There is no discernible difference between these (and many other) terms of endearment. Both sexes can use the terms towards their partner, regardless of the sex of the partner. Many boys and girls (and men and women) have special endearments for their partners.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: Sweetie Vss. Cutie

    As far as I know they are both used among lovers.
    'Sweetie' (and 'lovey') are also used by adults talking to children.

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    Re: Sweetie Vss. Cutie

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    Please note that the normal abbreviation of versus here is "vs." not "vss".

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    Re: Sweetie Vss. Cutie

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    ***NOT A TEACHER***

    Please note that the normal abbreviation of versus here is "vs." not "vss".
    You're right...and not only here — anywhere.

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    Re: Sweetie Vss. Cutie

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    ***NOT A TEACHER***

    Please note that the normal abbreviation of versus here is "vs." not "vss".
    You're right...and not only here anywhere.

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    Re: Sweetie Vss. Cutie


    Grateful!

    The point here is that vs. seems to me the only appropriate abbreviation to be used in this case. While I was reading this, I learned that v. can't be used here. It is used and I quote:

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    in legal and related use, opposing sports teams, maybe political battles even."


    I am not sure, though. And as always, I would appreciate your comment in this regard. It is important to me to learn something new every day.


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    Re: Sweetie Vss. Cutie

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    ***NOT A TEACHER***

    Please note that the normal abbreviation of versus here is "vs." not "vss".
    I have mistyped it. I know Vs. is the correct one.

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