The first time she called me that, I burst out laughing, because in our Episcopalian Pennsylvania heritage, there was nothing beyond "dear." I thought she made it up, since she often does so for our dogs (Mr pants, sugarbones, etc.), but she claims her mom used it too. UrbanDictionary.com gives the following definition, which makes me reconsider whether it is a nice thing for a wife to call a husband: 1. noun; term of endearment for a sweet, well-meaning, loyal, mild-mannered, somewhat slow boyfriend named for Woody Woodpecker's sometimes equine sidekick. A doll site says: "Sugarfoots came from my Dad. He used to call me a Sugarfoot. It's really a term of endearment in the South. It has a nice ethnicity sound to it." I've heard "Sugar" as a southern stereotypical endearment. Is sugarfoot regional? Are there other regional endearments?
Curious George My wife, who grew up in Kansas City, uses "Sugarfoot" as an endearment. What endearments did you grow up with, or make up for your current family?