Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Unregistered Guest

    Sweetie & Darling & Dear

    Can i know the difference between (Sweetie & Darling & Dear & Baby & Love) which means more love than the other if they could be arranged in ascending order?
    Thanks lot

  2. #2
    Ouisch's Avatar
    Ouisch is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    4,142
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Sweetie & Darling & Dear

    All of those are terms of endearment, and the meaning changes depending upon the context. There are people who are just naturally friendly and will address total strangers as "Honey" or "Darlin'" during the course of a conversation. This is just their way of being sociable; there is nothing romantic implied. If two people are involved in a romantic relationship, then words like "Sweetie," "Baby," etc. are much more personal. As far as which word conveys the strongest meaning, there really is no hierarchy.

    By the way, while folks might use "Sweetie" or "Darling" in casual conversation without being offensive, "Baby" should never be used in this context. "Baby" can be used between spouses, lovers, boyfriend/girlfriends, siblings, or parents and children. If anyone else uses it, it sounds either demeaning or pathetic.

Similar Threads

  1. Dear Two Doctors,
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-Feb-2008, 19:18
  2. Letters and Emails
    By M.Mozaffary in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 23-Jan-2008, 12:33
  3. Dear Sir or Madam
    By Englishlanguage in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 21-Jan-2008, 19:56
  4. Dear Sir/Madam or Dear Lady/Sir??
    By EnglishTime in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-Mar-2007, 09:27
  5. What 's that mean Dear old mom
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-Oct-2003, 22:13

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •