Posted by SR on February 26, 2004
In Reply to: Honey-do list posted by James Briggs on February 26, 2004
: : Thanks, SR. I just wanted to be sure if I was right in assuming the obvious meaning, but had no luck with any dictionary. Thanks for the clarification.
: : : : What does the phrase "honey-do list" imply?
: : : : It means a list of things that a husband or wife wants their spouse to do. Honey (term of endearment)do this and then do this...
: 'Honey', as a term for a spouse or partner, is virtually unknown/unused in the UK and, I suspect, many other parts of the English speaking world. It's overwhelmingly US; I'm unsure about Canada.
: The term "honey-do" is actually a pun on the honeydew melon which is very popular in the US.
: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
honeydew melon (NOUN): A kind of melon (Cucumis melo) having a smooth whitish rind and green flesh. Also called winter melon.