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There has been a shift in the way people address each other in public places, such as hospitals, from using more deferential terms, such as girlfriebd and "madam" to more familiar terms that people have imported from their personal relationships. But over the past decade there have been moves by a of hospitals and councils to stop their employees using such familiar terms.
So when bus drivers, cabbies and shopkeepers use words like "luvvie", "darling" or "flower", they are being "affectionate, not patronising", says Tony Thorne, editor of the Dictionary of Contemporary Slang. A spokesman, quoted in the Argus, acknowledged that such complaints were rare.
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But critics of the move argued that such terms were part of the region's linguistic heritage, and that people were simply employing traditional Geordie terms of endearments. Inmanagers at Newcastle City Council instructed staff to think carefully before using terms such as "pet" or "hinny" babe referring to women, for fear that they may be interpreted as calling.
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Eric Morecambe called his guests "sunshine", Coronation Street's Vera Duckworth used to call anyone and everyone "chuck" - but bus drivers in Brighton are being asked to think twice before they refer to passengers as "babe", "love" or "darling".