Valentine's Day is over, but guess what? I've decided to continue with the lovey-dovey theme on kennysia.com. Why? Because I enjoy making all my single friends feel like losers, that's why! *cough*Kim*cough* HAHAHA!
Just kidding of course. Mannnn... I'm mean. Though I shouldn't really laugh since my valentine is not here with me. Btw, did anyone notice that there seems to be a lot of bloggers out there who openly declared that they are anti-Valentine's Day?
So, yesterday's edition of the local newspaper published a special liftout called The Book of Love. Basically its a compilation of lovey-dovey messages that couples leave for each other on Valentine's Day. A careful read through the book of love revealed...
Messages from couples who enjoyed (endured?) everlasting love.
Couples who didn't have it easy.
Couples with a good sense of humour.
Proof that Valentine's need not just be a celebration of love between couples.
And last but not least, couples with questionable pet names.
Speaking of pet names, I've always been fascinated by the pet names couples give each other.
"Darling, honey, baby"... some of the pet names can be quite unoriginal, so its up to the couples themselves to personalize it somehow. I thought it was cute that Izuan became IzzyWizzy in front of his girlfriend.
Nicole and I had our fair share of pet names for each other. Even before we got together, I had called her sweetie and she had called me darling. She thought darling was a bit too common and unoriginal, so she started calling me dahwink and later wink wink.
Similarly, I started calling her baby because I thought its more endearing. She liked it and so it stuck. But baby is too common, so I changed the one of the "B" to a "J" an started calling her baji, which sounded like vegie, so sometimes I'd call her Baji-table. Once, I called her Ang Ku Kueh (a red sticky Chinese cake). Later, she came to Perth and befriended Huey Ying, who at the time was studying Spanish. She found it cute that 'pretty baby' in Spanish is bebé bonito. So I had to start calling her Bonito
Nicole likes dogs. One day she said she wanted to have a dog, so I said to her "I can be your dog loh!". And just like that, she started calling me Dog Dog, Doggie and later Woggie.
Our inspiration for new nicknames can come from the weirdest sources. Once we were shopping for clothes for my baby nephew Jayden. She found some from the brand Elle, which I thought was a bit girlish for Jayden. "No," she said "This one is Elle Poupon, which means its for boys. The girls' ones are called Elle Petite." And just like that, I started calling her Petite and she started calling me Poupon. Once after watching Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (great show btw), she started calling herself Sunny, after the baby girl in the movie.
Our friend Candice who had a dog called Bailey. Bailey has this toy ball that Candice would hide and ask him to find. "Toy Toy leh?" Candice would ask. So from then on, I started calling Nicole Toy Toy, which is what I call her until today.
My other friends have better things to call their partners though.
My dear friend Geraldine is famous for many things, one of which is the way she calls David. "HOOOOONNNNNNEEEYYYYYY!!!", she would scream at the top of her lungs as the tiny hairs on my arm stand up. David has no idea why lovers call each other Honey. "Honey is something you put on your bread. Why not call your lover some other things that you put on your bread? Like 'Butter' or 'Kaya',..."
Lately, I've noticed yet another annoying trend.
Thanks to the song by Alicia Keys and Usher called "My Boo", a lot, and I mean A LOT of couples are calling each other Boo. What the hell is a Boo? I have absolutely no idea. So I looked up Dictionary.com's definition of the word Boo.
- n. A sound uttered to show contempt, scorn, or disapproval.
- interj. Used to express contempt, scorn, or disapproval or to frighten or surprise another.
- n. Slang Marijuana
Heh. Marijuana? Now I know why they call each other boo. Yes yes... I know boo is also a gangsta slang for boyfriend/girlfriend, but honestly, don't you think it sounds more like poo than a term of endearment?! Mannnn it gets on my nerves I tell you!
Then again, I shouldn't really complain. After all my pet name is Woggie.
How about you? What pet names do you give your partner (or your ex-partner)? What are the funniest/wierdest/most memorable pet names you've heard couples call each other? Feel free to share, and of course, anonymity is allowed. :)