Whether you call them "pet names" or "nicknames" or "terms of endearment", we have all heard those loving (or not so loving) names people have for one another. Some people call one another "baby" or "cutie" and it's fine. For others, names like that are like nails on a chalkboard.
One Twitter user, who loathes being called "doll", wanted to know if others felt the same about a particular pet name or another.
Terms of endearment might not seem like the kind of thing people would be passionate about - but the response her tweet got shows just how much they are. The GIFs came out of the gate hard and fast.
The overall theme seemed to be that a lot of pet names felt condescending.
And we got a lesson in worldwide nicknames. Outside of the states, terms of endearment go well past your usual "babe" or "sweetheart."
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