Sexy Pig, Fatty Bum Bum are Brits favourite nicknames for loved ones!February 5th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 5 (ANI): When it comes to nicknames for loved ones, Britons prefer derogatory names such as Sexy Pig and Fatty Bum Bum to the flowery Snuggles and Bunnykins.
Apparently, a true Englishman shuns the flowery, amorous language of love, and has little time for the soppy, syrupy schmaltz of the Americans, reports the Daily Express.
In the choice of favourite pet names, Squidgy and Naughty Rascal are the most popular.
Nuzzle Buddy, Naughty Monster and Munchkin are also famous, closely followed by Sausage, Chubby Cheeks, Monkey Boy and Ma Wee Woman.
The discovery was made by high street jeweller H Samuel after studying lovers nicknames on its anonymous online gift service in the run-up to Valentines Day.
Spokesman Nicky Brown, head of e-commerce, said: It may be about the stiff upper lip and our discomfort at expressing emotions.
Many people avoid the obvious beautifuls and babes to tease someone instead. Sarcasm also plays a big part in love names, such as calling someone ugly when they are really beautiful. (ANI)
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