Shnookums. Baby. Hot stuff. Honey bun. Diddums. Lover. Boo boo. Boogerbutt. Sweetums.
But now there’s a new trend emerging on TikTok and it’s inviting people to peek behind the curtain and see what couples are like when they’re in their natural habitats. And it’s certainly dividing the masses.
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The #marriagelanguage hashtag is doing the rounds on the social media platform with users jumping on the trend and opening up about the unique spin they put on words that only their partner would understand.
Take, for example, Emilie Shearer, who innocently enough got in on the action and filmed her partner explaining their special vocab which swapped out ‘swimps’ for ‘shrimps’ and ‘chimken’ instead of ‘chicken’.
@emshearer1 If ur not calling it chimken ur wrong #fyp #marriagelanguage #foryou #fiance #marriage #swimp ♬ Funny Song - Funny Song Studio & Sounds Reel
And the comments section is a real mixed bag. People either feel reassured by their own particular marriage language or are calling out the couple for their unsettling baby talk.
“I’m so glad we aren’t the only couple who switches letters or nicknames things to make them more entertaining. It’s funny to hear someone else’s,” wrote one user.