Old May 9th, 2008, 07:57 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 117

Do the Scottish use "beloved" as a term of endearment. Is it used like we would( in the States) call someone "dear"? I have never heard it before and it was new to me to hear it used that way. For example, while chatting she might say --"let me tell you, beloved, about something I saw on television that you might enjoy". She is a charming person and has a beatiful command of the language and I always enjoy listening to people from other countries-- even though we share the same language.
chestnut is offline  
Old May 9th, 2008, 11:46 PM
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,397
Never really heard it used in common parlance here. Sounds like an indvidual rather than general usage.
wellididntknowthat is offline  
Old May 10th, 2008, 02:38 AM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 819
I agree, an individual usage probably. But if you speak the sentence out loud it scans well. Does this person write poetry or is she musical?

Terms of endearment vary around the country. If you visit some parts, and Lincolnshire stands out to me for this, you might well be called 'duck'! Don't be offended. 'Darling' and 'sweetheart' shouldn't have much read into them either.
stfc is offline  
Old May 10th, 2008, 04:04 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 19,980
In Devon, they say "my lover" (even, so I'm told, a policeman arresting a burglar might say "You're nicked, my lover").
PatrickLondon is offline  
Old May 10th, 2008, 04:56 AM
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 5,056
Get it right Patrick.
It's 'moi loverrrrrrr'
nona1 is offline  
Old May 10th, 2008, 06:37 AM
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 134
Haven't heard "beloved" often in Scotland - more likely to hear "hen, mate and pal".
auldyins is offline  
Old May 10th, 2008, 07:39 AM
Original Poster
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 117
Thanks so much for all your replies. I'll listen a little more attentively when I meet her again. Maybe when I get to know her a little better, I could ask her about it. As I said, she is a delightful and charming person and it's a pleasure to hear her speak. I'm not at all thrown off by it --- I have my own set of "endearments" that my family and friends hear all the time. Thanks again, my dears!!!!!
chestnut is offline  
Related Topics
Original Poster
Last Post
Dec 16th, 2008 08:29 AM
Feb 6th, 2008 12:39 AM
Apr 8th, 2006 10:55 AM
Dec 23rd, 2003 12:00 PM
Nov 18th, 2003 03:06 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Do Not Sell My Personal Information