"Pop-Pop" revisited

Tom Kysilko pds at VISI.COM
Sat Jun 5 20:52:11 UTC 2004

I checked with one set of mor-mor/pa-pa users.  They confirmed Beverly's
version of the Swedish system.  It turns out that in their family there is
a large group of cousins who would frequently get together.  Rather than
some using mor-more and mor-far and others using far-mor and far-far, they
all compromised on mor-mor and pa-pa (pah-pah) for grandmother and
grandfather Enquist.

--Tom Kysilko

At 6/3/2004 05:29 PM -0400, Beverly Flanigan wrote:
>Ah, but that's a whole nother set--mormor, morfar, farmor, and farfar (I
>think I have them right--mother's mother, mother's father, etc.).  My
>sister is mormor to her grandson, but her husband (were he alive) would be
>morfar.  I've never heard pa-pa used for grandfather among Scandinavian
>Americans, but I've been away from Minnesota for a long while.  (My
>colleague, who knows Finnish and Swedish pretty well, says his Finnish
>in-laws use Pa-pa for g-father, but he's never heard Swedes do so.)

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