Date: Sat, 8 Nov 1997 08:37:09 -0500 From: Robert Kelly 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 afternoon. RK