It should come as little surprise that in my findings the word "babe," was only found to be used in very particular circumstances. Since "babe" is used primarily as a means to show romantic affection, it was found that the word was more likely to be used with people in romantic relationships with their partners. On the other hand, similarly to the word "dude," which is commonly used among friends, there are certain occasions where the word can be used under different circumstances with different people. People may find themselves using the word who they are very close and comfortable with such as friends and even family. However, it likely that the word "babe" is used sarcastically in these circumstances since people do not typically feel romantic feelings with very close friends and family. It is used as a medium for humor, but typically it is not at all particularly common so its usage in these scenarios is not too noticeable.
"Babe," as mentioned previously, is used mainly as a way to represent romantic affection for one's romantic partner. Regardless of this fact, there are still many ways the way "babe" can be used in romantic relationships that are not used to display affection. When couples argue, it is to be noted that people still tend to say "babe" to their partners even though they may not be feeling particularly romantic at the time. People unknowingly use the word "babe" simply because they have grown so accustomed to calling their partners that and they temporarily disregard what the word represents. This goes to show the similarity of the word "babe" to a
word like "dude." "Dude" is used as a way to show simple friendship most of the time to peoples' friends, but there may be instances where people use to word "dude" as a term of disrespect or they may even use the word to a romantic partner even though they may not be considered just a friend. With all of these examples, it is a bit easier to relate the patterns of the word "babe's" usage with the SPEAKING acronym. The setting of the word may be used pretty much anywhere. Regardless of the situation or location, couples typically do not have trouble saying
"babe" to people, but…