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Are there any terms of endearment family or friends have for you that make you blush (or cringe)

Asked by VzzBzz (2784points) March 30th, 2009

Example: Fuzzy Little Man Peach

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TheLoneMonk's avatar

My sister-in-law (who happens to be Sueanne Tremendous here on Fluther) adds a “y” and a rhyming work do my name. I used to cringe, now it’s just who I am to her and I love it.

Jeruba's avatar

My mother-in-law used to do a deliberately weird misspelling of my name. It irritated the heck out of me. She insisted it was “her” special name for me. I thought it was a fitting expression of her passive-aggressive nature.

TheLoneMonk's avatar

damn…that should read and a rhyming word to my name

KatawaGrey's avatar

@Jeruba: Did she stop misspelling your name or stop being your mother-in-law?

My name is Katharine and I had an uncle who used to call me Katariiiiiiiiiina. It was sweet when we were among family but I suspect it would have been very embarrassing in front of my friends. He died a few years ago and I miss hearing him call me that.

Jeruba's avatar

@KatawaGrey, after a while she made a production of stopping the misspelling: “I know you don’t like it the way I wrote it, so I spelled it right on this card.” The aggrieved tone made it sound as if I ought to apologize for having the wrong name. But maybe I just imagined that.

She stopped being my mother-in-law when she died.

Tangent_J's avatar

still after 40 years, my family still calls me “Little Johnny” my father is John

KatawaGrey's avatar

@Jeruba: I am sorry that she is dead, but I have known people who have been like that. It is very annoying and there’s not much you can say without looking like the bad guy.

Athena's avatar

Oh yeah, too many to mention here! ;)

Allie's avatar

I luff my fuzzy little man peach.

My mom calls me Boopers. And sometimes Monkey Nuts (it’s a family joke).

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Amoebic's avatar

My sister and I call each other “twen.” I heart it so much. Her and my other sister also call me ‘mandas.”

KalWest's avatar

Ha! Another great VzzBzz question – damn you! ;-)
My s/o – in the first few months of our relationship – used to call me “Honey Bun.”
I really didn’t like that term (don’t know why – just bothered me) and I finally told him.
Now it’s “sweat meat” only because we both saw a “Kathy and Mo” skit where Kathy plays a male redneck and calls the woman he’s drinking with “sweet meat” – we thought that was freakin heelareyuos – so he started using it. I’m ok with that lol
btw – here’s one of their skits – from “Parallel Lives” I thionk the whole show is out on dvd – it’s GREAT!

VzzBzz's avatar

@KalWest: wonderful brother, wondeful :) thank you for the link as well as your story

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