I've discovered/concluded that I really can't stand baby talk in a relationship.
Anyone else have a pet peeve about this too?Any thoughts about it?
I think for me, it seems so disingenuous and childish.
Hate it. An old boyfriend started saying "I wuv you". He even wrote that way in messages. Ugh.
I had a girlfriend who did this to her child as well. I said please don't speak to my daughter that way. Sure enough she met her and the oooh wah a pretty lil baby, goo, goo, gah, gah began in her exaggerated southern style. My daughter looked at me and said What's wrong with her mommy?"
Its shows the IQ of a gnat.
A relationship? I don't even like it when people do it to their own babies. I also hate it when preschool teachers to it to parents. And I hate it when nurses do it to patients. And if I am ever in a nursing home and a worker says "and how are we doing today Ms D? You must eat all your lunch you know" in a sing song voice; she is going to get a punch in the nose.
My ex boyfriend (we are still good friends) still calls me "Baby Girl," and I tolerate it from him. I cannot stand baby talk and I hate most "euphemisms." This is a bit indelicate to state, but I had a former boyfriend who called vaginas "hoo-ha monkeys." He used this term one day and I said, "If you say that one more time, I will get up and walk out." He was totally shocked as his former wives/girlfriends thought it was funny. I was not them.
It's fairly annoying. Especially for others around. It's kind of like making out at a bar. A few years ago an ex and I were at one for New Years. She wanted to kiss me. I kissed her back, but she got mad because I didn't want to keep on going. I talked to her about it the next day. She said "I just wanted to make out". That couldn't have waited until we were back at your place?
Sorry. I loves babies (had a few) and they LOVE baby talk...hence the expression, “baby talk”. It’s calming and loving. Dogs and cats love it too. Not disingenuous but an actual expression of love. Idk how anyone can “hate” baby talk, but I know it ain’t about me. Just sayin.
well.... ok I baby talk my dogs. So that's out. I think of it as an inherited thing, regional, & along the lines of "LOL speak" . I'm sick with LOL speak too, in baby talk, to my dawgs. So I'd probably drive you nuts with that punctuated with 50 cent words.
Yeah... that sucks. My wife started telling me what the dogs like and how they feel and talks to them like they understand and does this in front of me...... damn! She started this after we visited her sister for a few days. I told her the other day not to speak up for the dogs when I holler at them for a puddle of ( throw up ) on the floor. I said babe... don't come in here, in front of me, telling the dogs they ain't getting another treat if they do that again.... damn that gives me a headache. Some days I have to tell her not to act and do things like her sister.... baby talking the dogs like i get it and its acceptable and I want to hear the latest lectures shes given them.... oh yeah... I do not like baby talk.
I only talk that way to animals. You know, there's the 'cat voice' and the 'dog voice' and they both involve a kind of 'Ooza floofy doofy schmoople blerble meeble fleep' kind of babble.
With people, I'll often use a squeaky voice for comedic effect, but at least I use real words with it! ?
Okay, here I go walking in the middle of the road again. One of these days I'll get hit... I have nothing against Anime, but the shrill voices they use for some young female Japanese anime characters bother me more than most baby talk, unless it's in constant use by both adult parties in a relationship - then it's just wrong.
Otherwise, I don't have a problem with it in small doses, but I do agree with not using it with children. Why teach them that a bottle is a 'baba', only to have to teach them later that it is a 'bottle', and that a 'binky' is a pacifier? Life is confusing enough for youngsters without having to learn two versons of their own language - baby talk and regular.
I use to feel this way, even toward my babies. I do, however, always baby talk to puppies. The problem is that babies learn language through animated talking. All my children did not talk till they were almost four. But by then, they started in complete sentances and paragraphs. It all worked out. The puppies did not learn to talk...