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When to outgrow familial nicknames

2012-02-28T21:44:47+00:00

Apropos of nothing, and without identifying the blogger who does this, I just wanted to point out that the time to stop calling a mother “mommy” is probably around ten years of age, for humans. Even if the offender is female.

I think that once a person is beyond their teenage years, it’s just creepy to keep using that term for a mother. I’m talking Norman Bates creepy. And even he didn’t call his mother “mommy.”

Just my opinion. And that’s probably of dubious worth since I never used familial nicknames with any of my parental units or proxies. It wouldn’t have been appropriate. Especially with them.

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  1. 2012-02-29T05:33:50+00:00 05:33

    Too much inbreeding among the upper classes produces haemophiliacs, idiots, and inappropriate familial nicknames. I rest my case. ;->

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  2. 2012-02-29T03:20:38+00:00 03:20

    I believe Prince Charles still refers to the Queen as Mummy. It’s quite common in the upper classes

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