Honey do list also known as honeydew list is a pun name for a list of to-do list issued by spouses to their significant others.
The pun makes a reference to the honeydew melon, which is a popular fruit in the United States.
The exact origin of the phrase is not known, although it is certain that it was conceived in the United States, as “honey” is mostly used there for referencing a spouse.
It started appearing in households in the early 1990’s and would spread following the 2000’s.
The expression was first showcased in the fourth edition of “The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language” in 2000.
“Honey do lists” would grow to be a popular pun in households in the 2000’s and 2010’s.
It was first defined on Urban Dictionary in 2005.
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