Nov 8, 2011

Oh my dah-ling!

When I first came, I mused about how people were calling everyone darling.

The cashier handed me change, and went, "Here you go, darling."

And I gave her a look that said: "I am by no stretch of imagination, your darling".

Of course, as I learnt, when used so casually, it's not a term of endearment anymore. And yet, it lends the illusion of familiarity even between two strangers.

I never used darling as a phrase for affection ...but I seem to have caught the bug. Dah-lings are just rolling off my tongue!

Foremost of course, are my three boys.
 "Yes, dahling," "No, dahling" "Don't do that, dahling."

And to make things simpler, "Yes, - lings."

And when I misread a cue of the other driver on the road, I said absent-mindedly in the car, "Sorry dahling."

I haven't progressed to actually calling strangers darling to his/her face though. I'll let you know if I ever do.

1 comment:

  1. Spot on.Though I have come across the "hello darl" only in the countryside :-)