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Don't call me babe!

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Don't call me babe!

Is it acceptable to call someone 'babe'?
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Eric Morecambe called his guests "sunshine", Coronation Street's Vera Duckworth used to call anyone and everyone "chuck" - but bus drivers in Brighton are being asked to think twice before they refer to passengers as "babe", "love" or "darling".

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"I think the best way to deal with being called 'love' or 'babe' if you didn't like it, would be to say something humorous to get the message across - something like 'thanks stud muffin'."

Stud muffin' - never heard of that one - sounds like it's meant as an insult but comes across as a compliment Cheesy

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Stud Muffin cripes, the things they say these days Embarrassed
I've been called babe in a Facebook message. Not sure how to take it Undecided
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I thought It was the name of a pig Shocked
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I'll have you know I am average height for my weight...... Undecided......and I can't fly Tongue
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Re: Don't call me babe!

prefer 'Babe' to 'mi duck'
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I think you're in the wrong thread, there Wink

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Re: Don't call me babe!

and I can remember this
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@Oldjim, Wo 1965 I was 3 back then.   Shocked
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@Oldjim Ah, yes I remember it well (in his best Maurice Chevalier voice) - had just turned 18 then! Smiley
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Well I find 'sir' impolite too. It's impersonal, unfriendly and puts distance between you and the other person.
I hope that is also ruled out  Crazy
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Sometimes that distance is needed to maintain the correct relationship depending on the circumstances.
Dislike when I give my full name to some company representative and they ask is it alright if they call me by my first name. No it's not alright - have you heard that familiarity breeds contempt Wink

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