“Old Cootie Bear” and other Endearments for Après Teenage Lovers


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13 thoughts on ““Old Cootie Bear” and other Endearments for Après Teenage Lovers

    1. lifelessons Post author

      Maaahhhmmm was what we used to cry out from outside the door when we wanted something. Once my mom kept hearing it but went to every door and couldn’t find anyone. Finally she discovered it was their pet Magpie who was imitating my older sister Betty!


      1. rugby843

        I used to have a yellow nape Amazon parrot and he mimicked everything. I would sit in another room and hear him practicing. My husband got him to whistle the Barber of Seville.


            1. lifelessons Post author

              My mom was the one who taught ours to talk as well. We lived across the street from the grade school and right after we went to school, she would sit and talk to it for half an hour. It got so whenever Chipper heard the school bell, it would set him off.


  1. slmret

    With a very strong English up-bringing, we always called people by their formal name — the name for mother was Mummy, and Ma, Mom, etc were absolutely not use. It was also difficult to change from the formal name to a less formal one as we became adults. The question then became what does one call Mummy. My response was always to call her “my mother,” which became a bit awkward when talking with my sister., but I always feel a bit small calling her Mummy!

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      What did you call her to her face when you got older? Mummy or Mother? I called my mother Mother but when talking about her to others, I called her my mom. When we were little we called her Mommy. Don’t know at what age that stopped.. probably about six or seven. My dad was always Daddy but when he wrote me a letter, he signed it PaPa–something I never called him.



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