Man, I really laughed out loud with this piece. “My ‘mammaw’ and ‘pappaw’”. Oh my word.
Kindra J. F.
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“Mammaw” is what my white grandmother from Oklahoma called her white grandmother . Is that a more typically black usage in that region? Genuine curiosity— I’m from a different part of the country so until right this second that was the only context in which I’d heard the term.

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