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

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Feb 3 16:17:21 EST 2017


> On Feb 3, 2017, at 4:04 PM, Chris Waigl <chris at LASCRIBE.NET> wrote:
> 
> ​This is of limited interest for American English, but as a point of
> comparison, I've been racking my brain who in my family did this... in
> German. The best I can come up with is my stepmother's parents, who, at
> least in the company of other family members, called each other mother and
> father (in Franconian dialect). Not just referred to each other, but
> addressed each other. If I'm not mistaken (both are now dead). That would
> be Catholic working class rural/small town ​Upper Franconia.
> 
> Chris
> 
And so Pence voters, mutatis mutandis?

LH

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