verbal abuse; a crude substitute for argument
- Someone was calling my name.
- I heard someone calling my name.
- Please excuse me for calling you by your first name.
- What's the name of the party you're calling?
- And the name of the person you're calling, please?
- Tom pretended that he didn't hear Mary calling his name.
- I-Is that OK? Calling you by your first name...
- I could hear someone calling my name on the noisy platform.
- I took the liberty of calling him by his first name.
- Not at all, that's perfectly fine. Calling each other by one's given name is a good thing; it produces a feeling of fellowship.
- After a while, they suddenly started calling her “third wife”; at first it was a joke, but it went on to become a habit, to the extent that seniors and juniors, old and young all used “third wife” as her name. Was this the pivotal moment for disagreement in the family?