Alternative term of endearment for "hon"

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Alternative term of endearment for "hon"

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:34 pm

Hi TLS.

Question: Of late, the word "hon" as a term of endearment for women has fallen into disfavor. I have long used the word. My go-to term for men is "bud."

Without litigating the (de)merits of "hon," can others suggest alternative, professionally appropriate terms of endearment for female colleagues?

Thanks.

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Re: Alternative term of endearment for "hon"

Postby Nebby » Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:36 pm

How about their name?

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Re: Alternative term of endearment for "hon"

Postby Anastasia Dee Dualla » Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:37 pm

Just use people's name.

Anything else can sound (and likely does) sound patronizing. I can only imagine if someone called me "hon" in a professional setting on a bad day.

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Re: Alternative term of endearment for "hon"

Postby psu2016 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:41 pm

I would not attempt to use a term of endearment unless you care to be reported to hr.

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Re: Alternative term of endearment for "hon"

Postby iliketurtles123 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:56 pm

I also hate the word bud unless I'm close to that person. Same goes for "boss", "chief", "champ", "pal", "sport", etc.
What are you, my dad?
You wouldn't call a partner or a superior "bud". Not saying you should treat your peers the same as a partner, but the term is somewhat condescending.


I think the only acceptable term is "man" as in "hey man did you catch the game last night". Or "dawg" as in "what up dawg can you help me with this brief...".

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Re: Alternative term of endearment for "hon"

Postby Nebby » Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:09 am

Maybe OP is a partner

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Re: Alternative term of endearment for "hon"

Postby MKC » Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:19 am

I'd go with "slick." It's great for any gender.
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Re: Alternative term of endearment for "hon"

Postby jfiaff » Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:28 am

Can I use "jabroni" in a professional setting?

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Re: Alternative term of endearment for "hon"

Postby iliketurtles123 » Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:53 am

jfiaff wrote:Can I use "jabroni" in a professional setting?


You keep using this word.. And its awesome

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Re: Alternative term of endearment for "hon"

Postby lizaregina » Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:25 pm

Seems like an appropriate moment to post: Goodbye to ‘Honeys’ in Court, by Vote of American Bar Association http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/10/busin ... -bars.html


And, echoing everyone above, I would strongly encourage you to use their names

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Re: Alternative term of endearment for "hon"

Postby LeDique » Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:29 pm

lizaregina wrote:Seems like an appropriate moment to post: Goodbye to ‘Honeys’ in Court, by Vote of American Bar Association http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/10/busin ... -bars.html


And, echoing everyone above, I would strongly encourage you to use their names


this is p. obviously a troll thread that was inspired by that headline

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Re: Alternative term of endearment for "hon"

Postby encore1101 » Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:34 pm

Seems like the solution is to just call men and women "Honey"

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Re: Alternative term of endearment for "hon"

Postby IsThisForReal » Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:47 pm

I use "dude" without regard to gender
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Re: Alternative term of endearment for "hon"

Postby ek5dn » Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:50 pm

IsThisForReal wrote:I use "dude" without regard to gender


I also say use "man" without regard to gender...like "hey man, that's a cute shirt"

In retrospect it seems a little weird that I say things like that

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Re: Alternative term of endearment for "hon"

Postby TLSModBot » Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:52 pm

Is "sugartits" still ok tho

Eta: I only use this for men

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Re: Alternative term of endearment for "hon"

Postby jchiles » Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:08 pm

Go with "chief"

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Re: Alternative term of endearment for "hon"

Postby Sprout » Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:16 pm

Capitol_Idea wrote:Is "sugartits" still ok tho

Eta: I only use this for men

:lol:

scooped but yeah, use their fucking name.

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Re: Alternative term of endearment for "hon"

Postby elendinel » Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:58 pm

How about their name?

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Re: Alternative term of endearment for "hon"

Postby masque du pantsu » Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:02 pm

There is none. And their name is obviously out of the question. Your only hope is to vote for Trump so that he can deliver you safely back into the womb of the mid-20th century.

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Re: Alternative term of endearment for "hon"

Postby MKC » Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:06 pm

elendinel wrote:
How about their name?


Women have names?
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Re: Alternative term of endearment for "hon"

Postby lymenheimer » Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:11 pm

MarkinKansasCity wrote:
elendinel wrote:
How about their name?


Women have names?


Of course they do..."Wench"

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Re: Alternative term of endearment for "hon"

Postby encore1101 » Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:12 pm

MarkinKansasCity wrote:
elendinel wrote:
How about their name?


Women have names?



They sure do, honey.

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Re: Alternative term of endearment for "hon"

Postby MKC » Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:14 pm

encore1101 wrote:
MarkinKansasCity wrote:
elendinel wrote:
How about their name?


Women have names?


They sure do, honey.


I meant first names. Obviously they're Mrs. Whatever after they get married.
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Re: Alternative term of endearment for "hon"

Postby fauxpsych » Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:00 pm

Eh, just call everyone "judge".



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