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    Quote Originally Posted by GarrotTheThief View Post
    Which one is better? If someone calls you hansom is that better than cute or vice versa?

    Please explain your answer if you can.

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    I believe that the adjectives we choose to describe somebody say a lot about how we view them. "Handsome" and "cute" have very different connotations. I would love to be called handsome but cringe if I'm called cute. Why?

    Would you call a dog or a child handsome? (I don't doubt that a few difficult people here may say they would, just to cause an argument, but it isn't the archetypal usage.) "Handsome" is a word that has very clear associations with male sexual attractiveness and masculinity itself. By contrast, if you call a man cute, you are suggesting that he has girlish or puppy-like qualities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GarrotTheThief View Post
    If someone calls you hansom is that better than cute or vice versa?
    What is hansom?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    What is hansom?
    I think it is that boy band.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    What is hansom?
    don't be a smar-ass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    What is hansom?
    it's a han(d) and som(e) more?
    my bad...my fingers don't always hit the right keys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfy View Post
    I think it is that boy band.
    mmmm bop shooby doo bop
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chthonic View Post
    Handsome means you are good looking in a grown up kind of way. Cute is for boys and adult peter pans.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kullervo View Post
    I believe that the adjectives we choose to describe somebody say a lot about how we view them. "Handsome" and "cute" have very different connotations. I would love to be called handsome but cringe if I'm called cute. Why?
    I agree with both of these comments. For an adult not trying to be silly/goofy, words like "cute" and "adorable" are just one small step away from an insult.
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    I've been called both, as well as other descriptors. I have no preference or aversion to any of them; so long as it is a genuine compliment (and I can tell this easily), then I am perfectly happy with it and appreciate hearing it. I certainly do not personally understand how one could take offense to being called beautiful or adorable or some such stereotypically 'un-manly' thing. Seems rather petty to me. Insecure, even.

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