I have a pet peeve when playing online with other women and that is they refer to each other and myself as "hun". Why does it annoy me so bad? It is derogatory for one.
Not only is it derogatory but the butchering of the endearment sets my teeth on edge. The word is honey with the shortened form being hon. A hun is something entirely different ( a certain group of nomadic people). Pedantic much? You bet. Men don't refer to each other in such a dismissive way. If anything the way they refer to each other evokes a feeling of camaraderie. Mate, dude, bro, man. So why must women, to my mind, belittle each other buy using terms of endearment meant for loved ones especially children? What makes it even more bizarre is the fact these women are strangers and don't know each other from a hole in the ground.
I don't even care when I get referred to as mate, man, dude, bro what have you. I prefer it. At least I am being included instead being of talked down to.
I have my theories on why women do this but I am not going to go into at present.
I don't refer to women in game as hun, sweetie or other such nonsense. I save that for my young nieces.