Friday, June 24, 2011

the MOM-ing of America

I have learned to hate the word 'mom'.  Period.

Oh, wait. Is this a Sarah Palin word?  In the same way that Al Gore gifted  us with 'global warming',  did by some stroke of luck Sarah turn all our mothers into Moms?

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  1. Oh, I've been bitchin about this issue for years, now. Mom is what you call your mother. A mother is what she is.

    Some guy on the news the other night read us a story about how a mom from sometown was arrested for doing something awful to her almoststillaninfant daughter.

    Yuh. A real mom.

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  2. It seems to denigrate and depersonalize the whole idea of mothers, in a strange way.

    It has even reached the level of the obituaries, I found a local one this week described as a 'good mom to her children"...

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  3. And on my way home from Flatland today I passed an SUV. It's license plate read LV2BMOM. Don't know if that's sposta be LIVE or LOVE, but still..............really?

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  4. It must be a northeast thing, around here they are all moms, I have never called my mom mother.

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  5. The issue, I think, is not what we call our mother, but what we call all mothers. "moms on parade", that sort of thing. "Mom of seven kids".

    My husband called his mother "mom" I called mine "mother" ("MO-ther" has such a nice whiney ring to it) and she (and her sibs) called their mother 'mum' which is more a Canadian thing, I think. Think of it this way, Harvey. Would you refer to Mother's Day as "Mom's Day"?

    Ron has it exact. Mom is what you call her, mother is what she IS.

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