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February 16, 2016
on inserting the word 'baby', preceded by a slight pause, after another word

You may call me a square, but I would like to formally announce my opposition to this practice. We live in modern times, and clarity of meaning is as important in our communication now as it has ever been.

Of course, if someone is genuinely your baby, in the sense of an infant or romance partner, addressing the party as such is beyond reproach. I think, however, you will find that such usage does not account for the majority of 'babies' that are so casually tossed around.