Pickles by Brian Crane

Pickles

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  1. Linguist

    Linguist said, almost 2 years ago

    I will accept Gramps but I draw the line at Papaw or Baboo !

  2. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, almost 2 years ago

    I grew up only knowing my maternal grandparents; I always called them Grandpa and Grandma.

  3. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, almost 2 years ago

    Add ‘sweet’ to it.

  4. jnik23260

    jnik23260 said, almost 2 years ago

    How ’bout “peepaw”?

  5. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, almost 2 years ago

    My grandparents were Oma and Opa… never got to meet either set.

  6. route66paul

    route66paul said, almost 2 years ago

    Some Northern European languages use different words for maternal and paternal grandparents

  7. Arye Uygur

    Arye Uygur said, almost 2 years ago

    @route66paul: Also Afghans, Turks and Bengalis use different words for maternal and paternal grandparents.

  8. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, almost 2 years ago

    In fact, all other languages than English do, which is hardly surprising if you think about it.

    The interesting thing is the similarity across many cultures in the child-word for “mother” (ama, mama, ima, etc.) It’s based on a child’s first babbling syllables. Small babies can make all the sounds of all languages until their brains start to get programmed for the one(s) they hear adults around them using. Positive reinforcements (like “He said Dadda!”) and repetition hard-wire us for one language or another.

  9. AlexPK85

    AlexPK85 said, almost 2 years ago

    My grand kids call me Papa, it’s the easiest for them to remember.

  10. Meg Locklear

    Meg Locklear said, almost 2 years ago

    my grandparents were grandpa and nano. The family tried to get the first grandchild to say meemaw and it came out nano, so it stuck. :) My son calls his grandparents Grandma and Papa.

  11. Number Three

    Number Three said, almost 2 years ago

    LOL LOL… You think, Nelson?

    xxx

  12. listmom

    listmom said, almost 2 years ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    My dad decided he wanted to be Opa, like his grandad. My mom’s mother was “Granny” to us, so my mom became Granny as well. My dad’s folks were Mutti and Papa (since that’s what Dad called them). Hubby’s parents are Gramma and Gramps. I’m glad we still have a few years before we get to decide what we will be called. :)

  13. Santa GROG!

    Santa GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I am not your sweet Baboo!

  14. Jean

    Jean said, almost 2 years ago

    my grandkids called me Gee (pronounced like Hee) when they were little because they could not say granny and they have a PawPaw. I have a friend that called her grandmother “Money”…….wonder why? lol

  15. scrabblefiend

    scrabblefiend said, almost 2 years ago

    To my grandchildren, I am grammy (last name initial), because my last name is a long Polish one. The other grandmother is grammy (last name). Works out well.

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