Words for grandparents

Chase, Jeffrey Jeffrey.Chase at GETRONICSGOV.COM
Fri Oct 20 15:57:42 UTC 2000

That reminds me of a New York Cityism that I've never heard anywhere else:
calling your mother 'Moms'.  I've never heard it anywhere else.  Example:
"You'd better tell your Moms that you're staying here for dinner."


Jeffrey E. Chase
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bob Haas [SMTP:highbob at MINDSPRING.COM]
> Sent: Friday, October 20, 2000 10:47 AM
> Subject:      Re: Words for grandparents
> I love the unique family monikers.  When I heard my best friend's little
> boy
> talk about his "Moms," I assumed that it was the equivalent of a term I'd
> heard much more often: Pops.  But when I asked his mother, she told me
> that
> the child had overheard his aunt telling them that she and her family were
> "going to Mom's this weekend," and Colin, the little boy in question,
> naturally assumed that his grandmother's name was Moms.  Great story.

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