Date: Sat, 8 Nov 1997 08:37:09 -0500

From: Robert Kelly kelly[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BARD.EDU

Subject: Re: mamaw & papaw (was "git-go and southernisms)

Among Kentucky inlaws, 'mamaw' meant great-grandmother, and was pretty

generally applied, but always specific to the person. One wouldnt say

*grandmothers and mamaws are fond of children, for instance. One would

say, Mamaw, come out on the porch, or Mamaw was feeling tired this