Overheard the other morning, before getting up to face the day:
Her (in English): "I love you."
Him (also in English): "I love you, asshole."
[A pause as she lets this sink in a moment. Because THAT can't be right. Can it?]
Her (sounding a bit shrill this time): "Um... WHAT did you just say to me?"
Him (speaking a bit more distinctly): "I said: I love you also".
Her: "OHHH ... because I thought you said ASSHOLE. I love you ASSHOLE."
Him, sighing : "My stupid accent."
I think we can safely cross that one off our list of pet names.