Date: Thu, 9 Jan 1997 09:08:54 -0500
From: "Dale F.Coye" CoyeCFAT[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM
Going back to something I brought up a few weeks ago, I can't help thinking
the term should be Soccer Mother. Mom just doesn't sound right to me.
Compare Den mother, Earth mother, Mother hen- can you imagine saying Den
Mom, Earth Mom, Mom hen? Or imagine Saddam Hussein threatening us with the
The other thing I don't get with this word is, why soccer? Back in the 60s my
mother (not my mom) was driving us around to baseball games and dutifully
watching us as much as any matriarch of the 90s. So why not baseball or
basketball mom? Certainly in NJ soccer is big, but baseball is just as big.
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