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February 17, 2016
I will outline the basis of my 'baby' opposition in the entries that follow for the remainder of this too-short month.

1) Semantic emptiness.
Q: What are you having for lunch?
A: Peanut butter and jelly, baby!

Except for expressing a mild degree of unnecessary enthusiasm*, the 'baby' in this case does not add anything to the response. Is the respondent calling the questioner his 'baby'? Is he expressing affection or some acknowledgment of responsibility for parental care? He is not.

*This is a rant for another time. A sandwich cannot ever be appropriately described as 'awesome', for example.