Words of Endearment

What is with girls/women addressing each other with words like ‘love’ ‘babe’ ‘sweetie’ or ‘sweetheart’
and its perfectly acceptable

..and boys/guys/men don’t have the same freedom of expression.

It bothers me! Well not really 🙂 but I still found it important enough to be put up on my blog 🙂

The closest I have come to a guy use a word of endearment to me was ‘dear’. I didn’t quite appreciate it. Apparently, it is a very common phrase used in South India, I was told by one of my colleagues when I was working down south in Kerala..

It’s like the one word they know in English very well and use it everywhere and  to everyone they meet.

Anyone know any other words that guys use to address each other besides swear words?

 

19 Replies to “Words of Endearment”

  1. This is certainly interesting..
    I have heard guys use the terms “yaar’ or ‘abbey yaar’..

    1. Yup 😉 ‘yaar’ I’ve used that…in places like Mumbai or Pune or Bangalore.

    2. ‘Bro’ is anothe one..

  2. Hahah, yes Sir, btw, ‘Bhai’ and ‘Bhiyaaa’ is quite famous in M.P. and Indore side! 😂😂😂😂

  3. Dude? Man? Bachhe?
    Anyway, nice post. 😉

    1. Man would not be classified as a word of endearment ryt? :p

      1. Yaar then? Transliteration… 😛

  4. Lol! This is an interesting one. Poor men,left with so less choices! But I feel in women, sometimes it looks so fakey with those Dearies, sweeties and lovey dovey words!!!

    1. I read somewhere, ‘don’t try understanding woman..women understand women and they hate each other’ 😉 how much truth is there in this..maybe you could throw light on this 😁😁😁

      1. Haha! True words about understanding women! Well, what I’ve grown up to realize is, we deny the physics theory of magnetism. Like Poles attract while even a little Unlike character makes the poles repel!! Couldn’t make it simpler! 😂

          1. After all, I’m a teacher! 😂😂

          2. u are…lets shake hands then..I’m in the same line 🙂

          3. Wow! Glad to meet you! I teach at school, what about you?

          4. In school initially, then I went into ESL..now on skype classes for a while…till I get back to working at school

          5. So, life going a full circle! Good luck!

  5. Those last lines are just so very true. Nothing goes better than swear words when it comes to communicating with close buddies.😂

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