Metro- Hun is commonly used as a term of endearment – short for honey, but it’s also a derogatory slur.
A campaign to ban the word was supported by the official Rangers fan board. The petition, launched last year, states: ’Hun is used as a term of religious hatred, a derogatory and sectarian term for a protestant or those perceived to be protestant.’
The group planned to lobby Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to make use of the term illegal, reported the Herald Scotland.
The petition, which claims the word is a term of ‘religious hatred’, linked to the movement amassed thousands of signatures before closing.
See, this is usually where I would make the conscious decision to start using 'hun' more often - in a completely ironic way - just to piss off the overly religious assholes that clearly don't understand context. There is no group of people that deserve to have their demands met with mockery quite like those that cry about 1,000 year old terms that mean something completely harmless 99% of the time in modern society. That said, I think - just this once - I am going to jump on their bandwagon. Not because I want to feed their undying need for attention and appreciation through social change, but because eliminating the word 'hun' from existence is simply for the greater good.
I guess it's easier for me to say that as a person that isn't in a serious relationship, but pet names are the absolute worst. Even when I was tied down I would loathe myself to my very core the moments immediately following the utterance of a replicatory "babe". In fact, the only thing worse than pet names in general are antiquated pet names that are shortened from obsolete words that no one uses to address people anymore. For example: Hun. 'Hun' can go the way of 'honey' and kick fucking rocks. The people using the word 'hun' better be married and their age better start with a a digit higher than 4, because they need to be phased out of society as quickly as possible. We simply can't have such cutesy, cringeworthy titles - that make passerbys want to gag themselves - continuing their relevance throughout longer generations. If there is some 28 year old guy calling his 25 year old girlfriend hun - and vice versa - then they need to be turned over to the religious zealots and nailed to the nearest cross to think about all of the single people and protestants they have offended with their overwhelming corniness. With the way global warming is progressing it is to damn hot to be worrying about douche chills.