After an interesting little piece written by a friend (thanks Kate) It dawned upon me that I often refer to my girl friends when chatting to them by everything other than their given names.
Whether it’s a shortened version of your name or an inanimate object like a bubble, I am at some point going to call you by one of these in conversation of a digital or normal nature.
Some people see this as impersonal- but I tend to disagree. You see I’m not just calling you angel to act as a buffer for my laziness to say your entire name- instead I am showing that I feel invested enough to assign a particular pet name to you.
You see, not every girl I speak to will be referred to by the same set of LAH (love.angel.honey)terms. The main ones can be broken down as follows:
Love– I think that you are fantastic- a girl that people introduce to their parents… I’ve possibly thought about introducing you to my parents- actually you probably already know them.
Luv– I think you’re funny, you make me laugh and I enjoy a good chat (I am only going to say chat here, because believe it or not I’m not trying to bed ALL of my female friends).
Angel– This is reserved for those girls who seem to make you feel ten pounds lighter they’re around… You think of them and you smile.
Honey– The one I like to have fun with- you make me laugh hard, we party like crazy and we’re always naughty. Just friends- I think.