Anyway, I've written before about the whole divide between my FB friends, but this isn't really relevant. This person, I have no idea where they fit into that spectrum anyway. But this person was referred to as 'baby' and responded in kind with 'babe'.
Innocuous couple-speak that invariably leads to others' discomfort? Perhaps. But I myself am not a fan of 'baby' and 'babe' as couple-speak. I mean, Urban dictionary patrons are frowning on my distaste at the moment (user 'Monarch' says, with a tone of smugness, "It's wht todays boyfriend and girlfriend call each other" - I am struggling not to correct that but Monarch's words must be preserved), but call me crazy - it's something I personally can't stomach.
Babe, baby... besides the latter evoking thoughts of certain Justin Bieber songs which I am desperately trying to drown out with Hellogoodbye, it just:
- isn't creative enough. I'm sorry, but Sonny and Cher used it.
- also brings to mind certain animals.
- also brings to mind screaming infants.
Apt blog here. Anna 'C' Kavanaugh, you get it right.
Maybe it's the English nerd roots, but honestly, I don't understand the lack of thought behind the names. Why is it so hard to come up with something nice and fitting for the person? It is perplexing.
Musing, because I haven't done so in awhile.