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

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Feb 3 17:27:27 EST 2017


Mike just holds traditional family values.

JL

On Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 4:17 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> > 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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