Hey Babe.

  • AdventureTime

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    Jan 05, 2014 7:58 PM GMT
    I know this sounds kinda dumb, but when someone says/texts you hey babe, how do you interperate it? Does this say something about your relationship?

    Background story: I got a text saying hey babe and it's not a word in my lexicon. So idk how i'm supposed to interperate it.
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    Jan 05, 2014 7:59 PM GMT
    I enjoy it. I don't often get it.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jan 05, 2014 8:01 PM GMT
    Matiz saidI enjoy it. I don't often get it.
    You can send me one of those type messages anytime you wanticon_biggrin.gif
  • Timbales

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    Jan 05, 2014 8:10 PM GMT
    it would be odd, but I wouldn't be offended
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    Jan 05, 2014 8:15 PM GMT
    I always feel like they are calling me a pig
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    Jan 05, 2014 8:17 PM GMT
    Ohno saidI always feel like they are calling me a pig


    You say that like it's a bad thing.
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    Jan 05, 2014 8:18 PM GMT
    I feel like he is telling me that something is happening.
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    Jan 05, 2014 8:23 PM GMT
    I call my bf babe all the time. He likes it and, I like it too.
  • Timbales

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    Jan 05, 2014 8:25 PM GMT
    Ohno saidI always feel like they are calling me a pig


    That'll do, pig
  • jo2hotbod

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    Jan 05, 2014 8:28 PM GMT
    It can be a term of endarememt for couples or seething more than just hi for singles
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    Jan 06, 2014 12:56 AM GMT
    woodsmen saidI would never call my partner babe. It is too feminizing!

    So, what does a chill masc bro call his chill masc bro guy? "Hey, chill masc bro, I'm home! I missed you all day, you chill masc bro, you."
  • MikeW

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    Jan 06, 2014 12:57 AM GMT
    woodsmen saidI would never call my partner babe. It is too feminizing!

    This due to its heteronormative associations.
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    Jan 06, 2014 12:59 AM GMT
    MikeW said
    woodsmen saidI would never call my partner babe. It is too feminizing!

    This due to its heteronormative associations.


    Internalized homophobia is a bitch to make others recognize in themselves.
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    Jan 06, 2014 1:07 AM GMT
    If it's from someone you know, I don't see the harm in it. If it's from a total stranger, then it's probably spam.
  • MikeW

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    Jan 06, 2014 3:22 AM GMT
    Matiz said
    MikeW said
    woodsmen saidI would never call my partner babe. It is too feminizing!

    This due to its heteronormative associations.

    Internalized homophobia is a bitch to make others recognize in themselves.

    True. But I'm "phobic" about a lot of shit, some real, some not. I just fee like every time I hear "babe," I'm being played one way or another. Same for "handsome" as in "hello handsome!" Yeah, right….

    My name's Mike and if you need a term of endearment, there's always baldy, dude, bro, fagot and fuckwad, among others I might respond to with a tad less suspicion.
  • AdventureTime

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    Jan 06, 2014 6:45 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]MikeW said[/cite]
    Matiz said
    MikeW said
    woodsmen saidI would never call my partner babe. It is too feminizing!

    This due to its heteronormative associations.

    Internalized homophobia is a bitch to make others recognize in themselves.

    True. But I'm "phobic" about a lot of shit, some real, some not. I just fee like every time I hear "babe," I'm being played one way or another. Same for "handsome" as in "hello handsome!" Yeah, right….

    My name's Mike and if you need a term of endearment, there's always baldy, dude, bro, fagot and fuckwad, among others I might respond to with a tad less suspicion. [/q]

    Everyone's responses were enlightening. I'm going to side with babe as being to feminine and hetero-normative as the reason I'm bothered by it. Also because it's probably leading up to something...
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    Jan 06, 2014 10:58 AM GMT
    Christ dude! All of these responses just to get an interpretation of one word? I say "babe" to my male and female friends all the time and it doesn't mean anything!
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    Jan 06, 2014 11:00 AM GMT
    It's an intimate thing! I don't say *babe to a guy I don't like!!