“Mother” and “Father” are no longer acceptable terms

When I was in elementary school (only 70 years ago), my teacher taught us that mom, mama, mommy, dad, papa, and the like, were nicknames that children called their parents. If someone else referred to your parent, it was your mother, not your mom.

Why is there such an aversion today, particularly by young people, to the use of the terms mother and father?

Comments invited.


About stanleygraphics

I am a veteran graphic designer who started at the time when cut and paste meant an X-acto knife and rubber cement. I use my experience to educate others. I have an intolerance for ignorance and stupidity.
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