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But I can't stand it when a woman calls another woman "babe" or "hon."  Also, while I am on this topic, I thought "like totally" or "for sure" went out with the era of the Valley Girls.  Time to grow up.

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I'll take that any day over...........Hey you Lori Goldstein says in every sentence.


I ain't no 'guy'.

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I don't like babe, hon or you guys.  I have a friend who recently started calling me "babe" in texts.  I figure someone probably called her that and she thought it was cute.  No, it's not.  Hoping it's just a phase. lol

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@rms1954 wrote:

But I can't stand it when a woman calls another woman "babe" or "hon." 

Never happened to me!


Can't tell you what I would say if it ever happens because I would be banned for life on the message board.

"Never argue with a fool. Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference."


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I think the real problem is a host (s).

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'Guys' used  to mean just a group of men, but, as language often does, it has changed to mean any  group of people, regardless of sex.





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I see some posters addressing others as hon. It doesn’t matter to me. I don’t understand what the big deal is.

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If I was addressed as babe or hon by women or men I would nicely let it be known I do not like either.  I have a name and that is what I want to be called.  Just my opinion.

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I called my grnadmother Babe.

It was a term of love.

She was the youngest of 7 sisters and was the "baby" of her immediate family.

She had nieces and nephews call her Aunt Buddy and I always called her Babe. She signed her cards to me -either Grandma or Babe. 

I look at it as a term of endearment.

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I can't stand it either. It is kind of patronizing.