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    suffix-y, ie

    Chris Onstad, author of the webcomic Achewood and the author of the The Achewood Cookbook, stated a dislike for the term. Onstad said "There are so many words that already describe the concept of people who like food, or enjoy cooking, or enjoy knowing about cooking. "Foodie": It's like the infantile diminutive—you put a "y" on the end of everything to make it childlike. We don't need it. It's embarrassing. 'I'm a foodie.' Oh my God."
    Do you think it is offensive or embarrassing if I call my friends Tom, Bob who are mature adults, "Tommy", "Bobby", etc?

    Thank you!

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    Re: suffix-y, ie

    Not necessarily, no. What do they feel about it?

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    Re: suffix-y, ie

    Many adults go by their nicknames. It really depends on the person. If I meet a "Robert," for example, I will ask if he prefers to be Bob or Rob or Bobby, etc.

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