[LMB] modes of parental address (back on topic)

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Fri Jul 31 03:14:02 BST 2009


On Jul 30, 2009, at 5:02 PM, Claire Nollet wrote:

> I grew up believing ALL female adults had the first name of "Ma'am"  
> and ALL
> male  adults had the first name of "Sir."

Occasionally I needed to say "Yes Ma'am" when my mother was scolding me.



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