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Getting called "hon" or "hun" by stranger's : 

47%
26 deviants said Makes me feel uncomfortable. (+1)
16%
9 deviants said Doesn't matter to me.
9%
5 deviants said Is normal for me.
9%
5 deviants said Is only okay if it's a friend who says that.
9%
5 deviants said Gives me the creeps!
9%
5 deviants said Reminds me of my mom or grandma.
0%
No deviants said Is something that I like a lot.

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:iconradioactiverays:
RadioactiveRays Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It depends, I'm find with older friends, aquatences, or parents of my friends or someone in authority like a teacher or something if they're female
other that that it creeps me out I just realized I sound really sexists I'm sorry, but I'm a female minor, I guess i'd be okay if it was like one of those little kid fathers that are used to calling their children hun alot?
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:iconlumen-terra:
Lumen-Terra Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
I understand. You told me your opinion and feelings, that's not sexist at all.
It's weird to get called hon by a stranger. For some it's scary because stranger-danger. Also: usually guys don't talk like that. None of my squad mates do and neither do I so it's no surprise at all.

My grandma calls me hon a lot. Hearing that from my peers is just freaky.
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OpethHunter-Predacon Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I flipping hate being called hon. I hate seeing that awful f**king word. HOW IS IT EVEN - EWH. Okay I'm finished XD 
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Lumen-Terra Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
Yeah. That sums it up for me too. Except if for example you'd say it. Then I can live with it. xD
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OpethHunter-Predacon Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I cry when one woman we both dislike with our entire sparks...More hatred for her but she says hon a lot and I want to snap her neck like you do to chicken..... 
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:iconlumen-terra:
Lumen-Terra Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
Same. I honestly feel the same each and every time. It's cringe. 
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:iconopethhunter-predacon:
OpethHunter-Predacon Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Student Digital Artist
It makes my already bad back to crease up and hopefully stop the HONing 
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:iconlumen-terra:
Lumen-Terra Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
I shouldn't laugh but- Hahaha! 
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:iconopethhunter-predacon:
OpethHunter-Predacon Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Laugh at my spine trying to run away my dear :10twointensifies: 
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:iconlumen-terra:
Lumen-Terra Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
It smelled the evil coming off of IT. That's why your spine ran away. 
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:iconcryptidfriend:
CryptidFriend Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017
I find it a little bit condescending, personally. :v
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:iconlumen-terra:
Lumen-Terra Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
How so? I'm not judging or anything- I just want to know. x: 
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:iconcryptidfriend:
CryptidFriend Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017
OH I mean that as in during arguments when someone calls you "hon" while arguing, didn't see that the question was regarding when strangers do it. XD
But yeah, in either case it is more of an intimate word/name.
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:iconlumen-terra:
Lumen-Terra Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
Aah! I get it. Yip. When someone passively aggressively calls me that I instantly go firecracker on them. xD
Thanks for explaining! C: 
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:iconcryptidfriend:
CryptidFriend Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017
Haha yeah, I could totally understand that. xDDD
No problem! :3
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:iconcyberdrawn:
cyberdrawn Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017  Student General Artist
I use "hon" when I'm being sarcastic towards people. I think it's just the Texan in me. I don't see it as affectionate in anyway at all...
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:iconlumen-terra:
Lumen-Terra Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
Can I ask you a question? If you're Texan then you're a native speaker! What I want to know is: why do people call others by those pet names anyway? Are there rules for them? 

I mean no offense. I just really want to know before I do something wrong. 
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:iconcyberdrawn:
cyberdrawn Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017  Student General Artist
Yes, I'm a native Texan. I don't really know why they're used as pet names but I don't hear them as pet names. As I said, They're mostly used for sarcasm purposes, even if it's not obvious.

When someone says "Oh, bless your heart" they don't (usually) mean it sincerely. It's very subtle sarcasm.

I hope this makes sense?

I mean, I know some couples use the word hon or honey as affectionate terms but I don't think that's a solely Texan/Southern thing.

There's no rules for vernacular. If you're a sane person, that is.

I hope this answered your question, perhaps do some research on this topic if it really bugs you?
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:iconlumen-terra:
Lumen-Terra Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
Alright I think I am sane. lol Thanks for the explanation. I'd rather not step on anyone's toes when I talk with them. Way cool that you sacrificed some of your time for me. ;;v;;b

I really get the whole sarcasm thing now! Yaay - sarcasm! :dummy: 
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O-Persephone-O Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I rarely get called hon or hun, if strangers call me so about once or twice - I wouldn't mind it, but if they call me all the time then I'll freak out lmao
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Lumen-Terra Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
I've seen a lot of people here on DA who do it constantly to everyone. 
My mum calls me hon or honey sometimes... if a stranger does it too- it's weird. lol
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Mechozoi Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hate it when people call me by those names, I know some people do it to be polite-

I personally see it as a intimate name and would rather my partner call me by those sorts of names rather than strangers you know?
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:iconlumen-terra:
Lumen-Terra Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
I agree 100%. Hon means honey right? It's a pet name to me- a VERY intimate one too. 
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