Jonathan Posted April 25, 2013 Author Share Posted April 25, 2013 Cathy,Welcome to OL. I don't have anything of significance to add to the discussion other than that I can support the claim that many people continue to call their aunts and uncles by those terms for the entirety of their lives. It's quite common in the south, actually. (A related fun fact: in certain areas in the TN Appalachias it's common for adults to still refer to their mothers as "mommy.")Calling aunts and uncles by those terms is also still common up here in the north. And the same is true of teachers. I can't help but call my old high school teachers "Mr." or Mrs." even after they've asked me to call them by their first names.J Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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