I just thought about this. I always call my daughter "honey" and she even calls me "honey" now, too, which I thought was so cute. But then I got to thinking... We call people honey presumably because it implies sweetness. So should a vegan refrain from using the word in that context, since we oppose using bee's honey for our "sweet" purposes?
Other words I"m not sure about
To call someone a "ham" when they are being outgoing or looking for attention?
To call something trite "cheesy?"
If you do not use these words, what do you substitute them with? Just curious...