Date: Thu, 23 Feb 1995 07:46:03 -0700
From: Bruce Gelder bgelder[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CAMEL.SIM.ES.COM
Subject: Re: "little"
My mother's cousin was known as Little Aaron even after he became taller
than Big Aaron. (Little Aaron's legal name was Richard -- Aaron was his
"Jewish name"). 1950's; New York City and Ulster County, NY.
For what it's worth, my mother calls me Little Bruce to this day. I intensely
dislike it, but I've never told her. There's no Big Bruce, though, so perhaps
this is not the same usage. (I live in Salt Lake City; my mother was
raised in Central Utah and Southwestern Colorado.)
My father, who was raised in North Dakota's Red River Valley, calls me
simply Little Boy (which I dislike even more)--also to this day.
bgelder[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]camel.sim.es.com