Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Society & CultureEtiquette · 4 weeks ago

Is it wrong to address everyone with affection?

Using words such as dear, love, honey, babe, etc?

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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    2 weeks ago

    That's pretty dicey in the brave new "woke" world. So I just wouldn't.

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  • denise
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    I use 'love' all the time, I don't think its wrong, its quite pleasant.

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  • Mini
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago

    I like it personally- but others do not. Today at work one of the other servers said that she has been complained about on numerous occasions because she calls customers "hun" or "sweetie". Some female customers become really defensive if you call their husband "hun". It just makes some people feel uncomfortable. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    its sexist and is NOW AGAINST THE LAW IN THE UNITED STATES.. unless she/ he says it is ok for you to do it. 

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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    it is to the people that dont want to be addressed like that

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Yes. Affectionate terms are only appropriate in informal settings/relationships. where as many require you to address formally to show respect.  For example calling your priest or minister "babe" or the person you are interviewing with for your next job as, "honey", probably wouldn't go over well.

    • kristin
      Lv 5
      3 weeks agoReport

      It would be very unprofessional and some people could view it as sexual harassment.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    It would be stupid to address 'everyone' that way.

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  • Robin
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    yes its lower class

    • denise
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      Oooohhh! get you! Its friendly and pleasant to treat people this way, and NOT demean their 'class'!

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  • Murzy
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Not in business and only for a family member.

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  • Satan
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Its not wrong, but some weak people get offended easily

    Apparently, we have to take their fragility into consideration, as if it's like giving up a seat to a pregnant woman

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