Do you call others sugar?

@ronaldinu (12440)
Malta
October 17, 2008 7:46am CST
It seems that a small country in USA, people used to call others sugar especially if they needed a favour out of them. For example "Sugar can you make me a drink?" Do you call others sugar?
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26 responses
@rusty2rusty (6766)
• Defiance, Ohio
17 Oct 08
I don't call anyone sugar. But I do tend to call people honey. Not sure why. Mainly it is kids if I can't remember there names. I call the honey or sweetie. At least that way I am not being rude and saying hey kid, or hey girl that I don't remember your name.
@austere (2816)
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
no, i dont call people sugar, we dont use that word so much here.. i call someone sugar, if that's her nickname otherwise, i dont!hahaha i have a friend who's name is sugar so i call her sugar everytime.. but to ask favor, i dont use that endearment!hahaha
@CanadaGal (4304)
• Canada
17 Oct 08
I don't call anyone "sugar", but I do use the term "hon" to almost all of my friends, especially my online friends. It's short for "honey", not "hun" as in Attila. With some of my closer online male friends, I'll regularly call them "handsome" or "sexy" as well. It's all in good fun, and it boosts egos, and then I get some of the same in return. It's a win-win. :)
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
19 Oct 08
thanks hon for your feedback
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@CanadaGal (4304)
• Canada
19 Oct 08
No problem sugar.
• United States
17 Oct 08
A small country in the USA? A state, perhaps?*S* Yes, I am from the South, and some people do call others Sugah.*L* I do it occasionally, but only people I am comfortable with. We also call people Honey, or Hunny.
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• United States
17 Oct 08
*LMBO* Naaa, I don't think Yankees are racist, they are just loud and obnoxious. I am just kidding. There are a lot of loud and obnoxious Southerners, too.
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@GardenGerty (102457)
• United States
17 Oct 08
Yes, but they are loud and obnoxious with a charming accent. I think all of us reach that obnoxious point from time to time.
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
It's probably just a term of endearment. Well, if we are to localize the term Sugar (which is asukal in the country),then I would rather be called by my first name or plainly by calling me sister.
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• Ireland
17 Oct 08
No, I don't call anybody Sugar. I have heard my son call his wife (who is from the USA) "Honey" and I have heard my daughter's husband call her "Pet". When my husband calls me on the phone, he always finishes our conversation with "see you later Love". I have a habit of calling my grandchildren "Sweetheart" (they are girls)and my daughter thinks it is very American.
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@GardenGerty (102457)
• United States
17 Oct 08
In the southern part of the United States, it is not uncommon to call people sweet names. It is also common in other parts of the states, but not so much. Not only dc we say sugar, we say honey, sweetie, sweetie pie. In other countries they also use food for terms of endearment. The United States does not have small countries within it. Our divisions are States. The states are often talked about as regions, such as the South, the Midwest, up North, back East. What do you say to someone as an endearment in Malta?
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
11 Mar 11
Hi ronaldinu. No. I don't call others sugar. I have called my kids, "sweetie" or "baby though". Many people have called me sugar before though.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
26 Jan 09
No I don't call people sugar. More along the lines of Honey. My moms says honey so I guess that is how I picked up on calling others honey.
@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
1 Nov 08
I have been called Sugar plenty of times when I lived in the South. I don't call other people that though. I do call my husband Sweetie or Babe though. He calls me Honey a lot. I don't mind when people call me Sugar, I sort of got used to it.
@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
1 Nov 08
No, I am not trying to call someone which is not in there name unless if it is my wife or my better half.....
@Shellyann36 (11273)
• United States
27 Oct 08
Well now being from the South Eastern United States, I must confess... I have the habit of calling people honey or hon or shug or even sugar every once in a while. The one's I use the most are hon or sweetie. It is a southern thing I believe. Most folks are accustomed to it and do not get offended by it.
@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
26 Oct 08
I don't use expressions like that, except in speaking to my grown sons and even that is pretty rare. I don't like people using them when speaking to me, either. It sounds phony. I never understood why people would do that.
@kellyjeanne (1576)
• United States
22 Oct 08
I have never called anyone sugar myself. I think that's a vernacular more populari in the South. Purrs, Catwoman=^..^= & Mija
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
19 Oct 08
in my case no?why dont we call in a proper way or name to ask a favour?
@Humbug25 (12551)
18 Oct 08
Hello ronaldinu No I never call people sugar but I do tend to call kids, darling, sweetheart and pumpkin!
@vmksvmks (413)
• Canada
18 Oct 08
I have heard that term but seldom use it My words of tenderness is Darling,Sweetheart and perhaps Honey I guess the culture of every country has certain nunances that is reserved for their lives Good Luck
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
18 Oct 08
USA is not small.. hehe ^_^ I think u are referring to the states in USA.. YEah, they do call each other, SUgar, occasionally, but that's not the most common of all.. MOst of the time, they will be calling each other honey, bunny, or darling ^_^ They are very much affectionate in their words for their love ones, and thus, as long as it's anything sweet, they will be calling each other that ^_^
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
18 Oct 08
In all my life I can't remember ever calling someone sugar. A friend of my mom's used to call everyone that. I hated it, she scared me. Haha
@salonga (27954)
• Philippines
18 Oct 08
I always call people "Dear" but not Sugar! I only say sugar when I need sugar for my hot cholate or tea!(Ha!ha!ha!) So, I'd say "My dear can you please pass the sugar" or "My dear, please add some more sugar on my chocolate!" I'm just kidding, (ha!ha!ha!) Well, thank you for letting me know that "Sugar is a term of endearment in a small country! Not bad...afterall sugar is sweet....so it is just saying "Sweet or sweetie... (Oh how sweet!). By the way...I know a couple in our Church who call each other "Sugar", now I understand...maybe they got that idea from that small country in USA.