August 19th, 2004


Pet names

First off, thanks to everyone who answered my question about icons, I shall answer, and it was a most interesting read. Now *pauses dramtically* I have another question or rather questions :) about Pet names. I know this has been discussed before, but there's nothing like rehashing old discussions ::g::

It occured to me as I climbed out of the car today, turned to my husband and said "Bye, have a nice day, beloved." that I rarely call him by his given name. I found myself doing it over the weekend at the con when telling him how the pictures were coming out: "Watch the brightness, sweetie." etc.

Now this made me ask myself how long I had been doing this, had I actually forgotten his name, and what did he call me? Then I thought about it in fic and how you don't see a lot of pet names and when you do it drives some people to distraction.

So to my questions:
1) How long do you think a relationship should have been going before pet names are acceptable?
2) Are there any characters you are possitive would not use pet names, ever?
3) What kind of pet names can you put up with and will one more Harry calling Draco "Dray" make you want to leap of the nearest high building?
4) Anything else you'd like to say?

Thanks in advance for your input.

Another question - but for the Brits

Something's been bothering me, and I'm wondering if it is just me. It's about Britisms.

Okay, the things the teachers take - did you ever call them classes at school or did you call them lessons? When I was at school you went to lessons and were part of a class (i.e. the group of people), but I went to a posh girls school and we called homework, prep, so it might have been just us ::g::. You can take evening classes, but they conjure up a whole different idea than lessons that you take at school. Going to class sounds American to me - am I just odd?

Is this making any sense to anyone, or am I wittering on and making you look at me funny? I don't mind if it's just me, I'd just like to know ;).
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