FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE.
WHAT'S A DIMINUTIVE FORM OF "GRANNY"?
grannylein, in german at least
Roger, i guess we have different views of what is friendly or what not, and of what is acceptable or what not. unlike you, i don't mind being called nicknames, and in my cultures this is totally acceptable, even from strangers. also unlike you apparently, i don't like being called neither hipster nor shiteye or whatever that was, and I don't make a scene. anyway, that nickname calling and kiss sending was a failed attempt on switching the note from screaming to friendly, and maybe even have a conversation in the end, but oh well.
Well, just a heads-up; most Americans do NOT like being called by nicknames or diminutives by people tehy aren;t close to, particularly during an argumentative conversation.
I did not know this. Is this a specific thing or is switching emotional tack (for a moment) within a conversation always a faux pas?
I use it as a strong tool to keep a miscommunication from turning an argument into a fight.
I prefer to use it in real life interactions and/or with people who know my body language because the backfires can be extreme.