Discussion in 'Toke N Talk' started by Lacy, Jun 2, 2008.
I call mine Sugarcock more than I call him the old man.
because it is cutesy.
Awww...well buttercups is cute.
Aww yeash he is a sweetie
I meant your hubby
But does SHE think it is a term of endearment?
If SHE doesn't...then how can it be so?
Unless of course you do it jokingly.
I am talking more about when men are talking with other men.
"yeah me and my old lady went....." that type of thing
I am not sure whether to laugh or not ...lol[quote=Stoney McFried;908959]I call mine Sugarcock more than I call him the old man.[/quote]
I found this doing a google search
"Old lady" in this sense is a baby-boomer word. When I was young, "my old lady" did indeed mean one's mother. It came into its present use gradually, as boomers grew old enough to think of their girlfriends as women.
GenJen54 is close enough in her etymology. The early bikers were a subset of the Beat crowd in the early 50s, and not quite the same as the "outlaw" variety of a decade later, such as the Hell's Angels.
So the bikers got "my old lady" from the Beats, who also used "mama" as a term of endearment, borrowing it from the blacks whose association beat hipsters were ambitious to cultivate. This is the origin of "motorcycle mama."
The Hippies and flower-power "youth movement" crowd made it a part of the Counterculture's vernacular-- but I think when feminism went angry in the mid-70s or so, fewer and fewer guys started talking about their "old lady."
It wasn't so much the "old" part that offended-- feminists decided the gentility of "lady" was an obnoxious relic of the oppressive Old Order-- people who said "lady" in any context were sneered at, punched out and generally read the riot act, same thing that happened when you tried to open a door for a feminist.
I'm not veering off into satire here, or expressing anti-feminist ideas-- men really did get ripped for showing "gentlemanly" deference, and women were so serious about it that they forwent the privilege of letting the man pay for dinner, the movie, whatever. When they took interest in a man, they did so as women, not ladies-- the latter, as I remember, did a lot of sitting around waiting, and were never the ones who Did the Asking.
So don't people say "old lady" any more? Or has that been revived, along with makeup and foundation garments?
Yeah you should see him blush when we're out in the store and I yell something like..."Over here, sugarcock!"
Don't you get more than one response??? Lmoa VV
thanks for participating
bcos she has been acting bossy and matronly,
and likes to see herself as superior bcos she gives birth and i just kill the neighbours on her command, and carry garbage like a half-dog-half-donkey.
it could mean cracks in the romance side of things, honey
talk it over, don't guess what he means, only he knows what it means to him.
we could all be wrong
I think it is just a thing that carried over. It might be a term of endearment in a man's point of view but I doubt the women feel the same.
no he's trying to encourage you to not be old in a negative kind of way.
tell him to call you 'peaches' if he wants you to feel fresh again
Would like us to call you "Our Old Men" lol. "So me and the old man were out shopping the other day". No I don't like the sounds of that either, lol. What's wrong with calling her your girlfriend or wife when referring to her?
i don't mind being called old man at all, it makes me feel distinguished and wise.
i tried calling my wife : "hey wife!" but it did'nt go down well.
she preferred 'peaches'
Well when referring directly to her, pet names are cute. But no woman wants to hear you referring to your wife as "old Lady" escpecially her, lol.
how about the ol battle ax for those that just bitch& complain about everything
Yes thank chiceh. Exactly.
The members who voted it is just a term of endearment obviously didn't ask their wives if they thought so.
Yo old man wouldn't go over too well in this house either but we probably would both laugh
Ha ha, that would not go over well here, and I don't understand why women always have to bitch and complain either, probably because they are referred to as Old lady or Battle Axe, lol.
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