[Ads-l] Fw: Media Inquiry (Mike Pence calling his wife "Mother")

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Fri Feb 3 15:08:39 EST 2017

Here are pointers to pertinent discussion threads (raw data) on
Straight Dope and Quora.

Thread title: Do you call your wife, mother?
Thread beginning timestamp: 07-20-2004, 04:49 PM

Thread title: Marriage: Why do husbands call their wives mommy?
Thread beginning date: circa Feb 22, 2016


On Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 3:05 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 12:34 PM, Cohen, Gerald Leonard <gcohen at mst.edu>
> wrote:
>> Was this ever a common use of the word?
> Yes. If one were old enough to listen to the radio and/or to read the
> funnies and/or go to the movies during the '40's, then one would have a
> clear memory of it.
> How soon they forget!
> --
> -Wilson
> -----
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