sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Sat Apr 3 16:17:49 UTC 2004

Bapopik writes:
>  The revised OED has "momism" from 1942, meaning "excessive attachment to
one's mother; maternal domination."  "Momism" is more popularly a saying from
mom, such as "eat your vegetables."  There's no definition for that given in
   We'll check Newspaperarchive for the above.<
Philip Wylie may have coined "momism."  1942 sounds about right for the
article(s) he wrote, on the subject of what he thought of as a pernicious
attribute of American family life, that appeared in the Saturday Evening
He was a SEP regular series fiction writer.
A. Murie

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