"baby" as a word of endearment

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"baby" as a word of endearment

Post by pokoma » Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:01 am

gdwdwrkr wrote: Hate to break it to you, cookie, but there was never a time when everyone in America said baby. The vast majority of Americans have NEVER said baby.
Erik_Kowal wrote: In fact, most have never even eaten one.
Erik,
Is this a reference to Jonathan Swift's queasy satire (the title escapes me at the moment) on suggesting that the Irish poor solve their starvation problem by consuming their excess offspring (recipes included)?
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"baby" as a word of endearment

Post by gdwdwrkr » Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:57 am

A Modest Proposal
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