slider/Slyder(R), Gut-bomb

John McChesney-Young panis at PACBELL.NET
Fri Feb 13 19:14:46 UTC 2004

Beverly Flanigan <flanigan at OHIO.EDU> wrote:

>Ah, Pop-Pop!  My ex-husband from Baltimore used that term for his
>grandfather, and I think he said Mom-Mom for grandmother.  Is this just a
>Maryland/New Jersey thing, or is it more widespread? (I think of Nana as
>more recent and "fancier.")

to Kathleen E. Miller's:

>>  Dad, however, had recollection of the place going back to the
>>mid-40's when he would go down the shore with Pop-Pop and Nana.

I grew up in the early '60's calling my paternal grandparents Pop-Pop
and Nana; they were from Reading, Pennsylvania, so it was at least a
little more widespread. I hadn't ever thought of it before but I
assume it was my father's terms for his own grandparents. I'll bcc
this to him and report back.


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