There are a few endearments that bother me and can jerk me out of a story when I read them. The first is baby. It irks me to no end. The other one is kitten. I've seen it used in a few stories, and for some reason it bugs the crap out of me. Just gut reactions with no rational reason for it. Hubby also makes me cringe.
Any endearments that annoy you?
GOODBYE RED WALL (you're outta here)
6 hours ago