Heard in The Judges: _baby mama_ replaced by "euphemism"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Nov 14 22:47:55 UTC 2012

Mid-twenties black defendant describes his erstwhile girlfriend:

"She's a cool _baby's mother_, your honor. [blah, blah] … my baby mama …"

Judge Mathis:

"Well, if she's your baby's [sic] mama …"


"… she *is* my good baby mama, uh, my, my, a good _baby's mother_ , judge."

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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