tot mom

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri May 27 01:07:32 UTC 2011

On Thu, May 26, 2011 at 4:03 PM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at> wrote:
> _tot mom_ Casey Anthony

In my youth, there was a comic-strip character named

_Casey_ Ruggles

who was male and, of course, there's the masculine _Casey_ Jones.
Examples can be multiplied.

Hence, the use of "tot mom" in place of the generic "tot parent"
appears to be entirely defensible against a charge of sexism.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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