[LMB] Language, cultures, & diminutives

Aruvqan aruvqan at gmail.com
Tue Sep 29 17:56:23 BST 2015



On 9/29/2015 12:09 PM, Marc Wilson wrote:
>
> I suspect that it's designed to infantiize the *child* - a dead giveaway
> would be if it's more commonly used by females than males.
>
> If the son calls his father "Sir" and the daughter calls him "Daddy", I
> think we know what's going on.
>
My brother and I always called our father Dad in private and Sir in 
public, and our mother Mom in private and Ma'am in public.

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