Posted by ESC on November 15, 2002
In Reply to: Terms of endearment, chuck. posted by Word Camel on November 15, 2002
: I never really wondered why people in Yorkshire use "chuck" as a term of endearment in the same way I never wondered about why "luv" or "duck" were used in the same way. Well now I know. I was reading MacBeth last night (I think I can say the name since I'm not an actor) and discovered MacBeth referring to his wife as "chuck". I wondered if maybe her name was Charlotte - but no. "Chuck" is an old way of saying the word "chick".
: So apologies in advance if everyone already knew this. I just though it was interesting.
I did not know that. Very interesting.