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    Posted on Feb 6, 2013

    The History Of Gross, Lovey-Dovey Nicknames

    When did people start using today's disgusting terms of endearment?

    Darling - 9th century

    Via freepages.family.rootsweb.ancestry.com

    Source: Oxford English Dictionary

    The Archbishop of Canterbury has died, darling.

    Sweetheart - 1290

    Via dot-domesday.me.uk

    Source: OED

    These ages ain't so dark with you, sweetheart.

    Honey - 1375

    Via thecostumersmanifesto.com

    Source: OED

    My honey's got the plague.

    Baby - 1684

    Via thecostumersmanifesto.com

    Source: OED

    Welcome to the Renaissance, baby.

    Cutie - 1768

    Via americanrevolution.org

    Source: OED

    Care for some johnnycakes, cutie?

    Sweetie - 1778

    Via athm.org

    Source: OED

    That Duchess of Devonshire is a real... sweetie.

    Pumpkin - 1900

    Via cameranaked.com

    Source: OED

    Oh pumpkin, what a nice broad-brimmed hat.

    Snookums - 1919

    Via flickr.com

    Source: OED

    No more booze for you, snookums.

    Sweetie Pie - 1928

    Via flickr.com

    source: OED

    Can you stop dancing the Charleston for two seconds, sweetie pie?

    Sugar - 1930

    Via blogger.com

    Source: OED

    Oh sugar, you're what makes this depression great.

    Baby Cake - 1949

    Via emmelynn.blogspot.com

    Source: OED

    First recorded use of "baby cake" as a name was for a dog, but still.

    Boo - 1990s

    Via x0c.xanga.com

    Source: Cassell Dictionary of Slang

    Damn, boo.

    Schmoopy - Seinfeld?

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