[LMB] Language, cultures, & diminutives

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Wed Sep 30 15:23:31 BST 2015


> On Sep 30, 2015, at 8:15 AM, Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:
> 
> It is in your culture, or family, it is. But obviously in the South it's also used
> by adults, and if it's common and taken for granted by those who use it, 
> it doesn't have some of the connotations for them that it would carry for you. 
> 
> I wonder if there's any connection with 'Big Daddy' as a term for a
> powerful man - similar to Godfather in some other cultures. 

What is the ethnicity of the people in the play “Leave it to Me!”, with the song “My Heart Belongs to Daddy”?


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