[LMB] OT: AKICOTL modes of parental address (Was CryoBurn)

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Fri Jul 31 20:34:56 BST 2009

On 7/31/2009 1:25:22 PM, Phyll Griffiths (phyllgriffiths at btinternet.com) 

>  I grew up with Sir and Madam for unknown names and it still comes 
>  (Excuse me sir/madam can you direct me to......... )  I would never
>  address someone older than me by their first name unless asked to do so.

Some people, such as my mother did not want to be called "madam", as 
that had already come to mean someone who ran a house of ill repute.   
She was to be called "Ma'am".

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