Re: A view not from the Bridge: Smackheads a-go-go Archived Message
Posted by Tomski on September 10, 2020, 10:27 pm, in reply to "Re: A view not from the Bridge: Smackheads a-go-go"
I would never use any these with anyone I know but not because I think they are offensive: more because they come across as smarmy. |
Any evidence to back that up? : )
Where I live, mostly it's the term for endearment and has been more frequently used in the past (woman to men and each other ... 50/60s). Some consider it 'common' e.g. one hears it on the street markets and supermarket checkouts. I guess it's the class thing depending how one spins it.
The babe term is bit 50/60s. Rock'n'roll era. I don't hear anyone using it on the street to address strangers. Person to person? - it's your show. In the third person, bit iffy, as questioned by Mary.
The whole point is that I was commenting on the government guidelines as posted by Mary. Thought police indeed : ).