tiger mothers

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Jan 24 17:20:43 UTC 2011

Sorry for any confusion and distress I may have caused in the Yale
community.  I mis-typed the date of the "promotion".  It was not Jan.
10, which is Brooks's article, but Jan. 7, "Freakonomics", by Ian
Ayres.  Who apparently is an endowed chair Yale law professor, like Chua.


At 1/24/2011 11:09 AM, you wrote:
>At 10:33 AM -0500 1/24/11, Joel S. Berson wrote:
>>How much of this has been prompted by the very recent book by Amy
>>Chua, "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother"?
>A lot.
>>  Her book was mentioned
>>(more authentically, promoted) by a "colleague" and fellow (Yale?)
>Yale has no connection with David Brooks, the N. Y. Times columnist.
>His column was tongue in cheek; I'm not sure I'd call it a
>"promotion", but y'all can decide for yourselves:
>  http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/18/opinion/18brooks.html
>I'm not usually a fan of Brooks, but I thought this one wasn't bad.
>>in a NYTimes article Jan. 10 as about to come out, she had
>>an essay in the Wall Street Journal (I'm not surprised) before
>>Jan.10, she apparently was on a book tour in the U.S. last week, and
>>she is called a "Wimp" by David Brooks in the NYTimes on the 17th.
>>(CNN must have taken "wimp" from either Brooks or the book itself.)
>>At 1/24/2011 07:08 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>>>CNN discusses "kids who were raised by so-called 'tiger mothers.'"
>>>Tiger mothers live mostly in China. There are millions of them. They use
>>>very tough love to turn their kids into world-beating overachievers, unlike
>>>American mothers who use wimpy love to turn theirs into whining,
>>>talentless losers.
>>>How to Tell them Apart: tiger moms harass kids till they shape up; mama
>>>grizzlies protect them from socialism.
>>>148,000 hits for "tiger mother," 124,000 for "tiger mom," 5,000 for "tiger
>>>mommy."  Of course, most of these - esp. the last - refer to real tiger
>>>Some background here:
>>>"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
>>>The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org
>>The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org
>The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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