Hon trademark isn't right

Almost 20 years ago, my daughter would push her baby carriage up and down our street in Fort Campbell, Ky., and stop now and then to check on her baby — "Are you okay, Hon?" Or "What's the matter, Hon?" Many of our neighbors thought this was the cutest thing — her endearing term for her baby doll. Being as we were living on a military base, no one was familiar with the term "hon." However, my daughter had already picked it up from me, as she was learning to talk.

Denise Whiting, you cannot copyright a word/meaning that is indigenous to an area ("Whiting: Hon trademark taken out of context," Dec. 19).

Patty Warren, Perry Hall

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