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    #1

    You can't replace me,ladybug.

    The dead woman is jealous of the ex-boyfriend's girl, so she's trying to make her break up with him. The ghost said "ladybug" to the girl, and what does "ladybug" mean not as an insect?

    ghost wisperer season1-10
    1356610 - Lisa's a good woman.
    1360320 - Oh,she's got you totally snowed.
    1375470 - Why are you even here trying to score points with my parents?
    1379280 - You can't replace me,ladybug.
    1381900 - Give up.
    1386010 - Honey,you ok?
    1388670 - I'm sorry. I just feel a little queasy.
    1393230 - I think I should go back to the car,if that's ok.
    1400930 - She's a lovely girl,mark.


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    #2

    Re: You can't replace me,ladybug.

    Hard to tell. I could only guess it's a pet name?

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    Re: You can't replace me,ladybug.

    Quote Originally Posted by BobSmith View Post
    Hard to tell. I could only guess it's a pet name?
    If it's not a common idiom, it must be the drama specific term. Just tell me if it's not common, then I can guess from the drama.

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    Re: You can't replace me,ladybug.

    Like Bob, I'd say it was a pet name.

    It's certainly not a common idiom, especially in BE, where our name for the insect is ladybird.

    Rover

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    #5

    Re: You can't replace me,ladybug.

    There was no pet seen, and the ghost was talking to the girl of rivalry. I don't know, but I will check it out again.

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    #6

    Re: You can't replace me,ladybug.

    By pet name, we mean a nickname like, cuddles, dumpling, honey, sweetie, darling etc.

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    #7

    Re: You can't replace me,ladybug.

    Sorry, I would have normally posted a link to the word, but my go-to source (m-w) doesn't have it defined. This one does though: pet name.

    Learned a new word too: hypocorism

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    #8

    Re: You can't replace me,ladybug.

    Since the context is given, "ladybug" (or lady bug, ie female pest) can only be interpretted as an insult.

    The insult can also extend to the woman if she were wearing an outfit that had dots on a red background.

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    Re: You can't replace me,ladybug.

    She wasn't wearing such clothes, but a normal outfit like grey coat with a black t-shirt inside. It must be a pet name not an insult. Ta de yifu mei shi (ladybug)!

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    #10

    Re: You can't replace me,ladybug.

    Quote Originally Posted by magimagicE View Post
    Since the context is given, "ladybug" (or lady bug, ie female pest) can only be interpretted as an insult.

    The insult can also extend to the woman if she were wearing an outfit that had dots on a red background.
    Probably something contextual like that. Maybe the new girlfriend is a widow (<light-bulb> - did they meet at a social event for the recently widowed?) That possibility would become more probable if she had been widowed in a fire - a reference to this nursery rhyme. And it would be just too good if she had one remaining daughter called 'Ann'

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