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By his own admission, he would sometimes get carried away. It is one of the last, widely cited arbiters of what's good English and what ain't, now that most traditional style books, such Read more A few years ago, an adjunct professor and disability-rights activist named Stacy Nowak went to take a look at a college course offered online by the University of California, Berkeley.
The course was called "Journalism for Social Change." Nowak is deaf.
The Read more Friday's edition of the indispensable Inside Higher Ed brings news of the annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges and Universities, just in case you were wondering.
According to Colleen Flaherty's report , an air of apprehension hangs over the event, which is being held, where else, in San Francisco.
We organized the grandmother names and grandfather names into traditional categories, then into lists that cover trendy monikers, playful and personality-based designations, and international terms. P., Gee Pee Grand-D Grando Grad Gradaddy Graddy Grady Granda Grandy Granite Grandoody Grandude Grindy Grindiddy G. Mellowman More Daddy Odie Napa Nemo Panda Papi Papster Papadaddy Pawser, Pawsey Pee Pa, Peepaw Peepers Pepe Pogo Popeo Pepo Peppy Podge Pompa Poppers Popples Poppo Po Po Puggles P-Pop Pop Z Puppa Puppaw Rocky Skipper Slick Umpa, Ump Ta-Pa Wampa Wompa, Wompaw Abba Bambi Bamboo Banana Beemer Big Gram Biggie Ma Biggie Mama Booma Boomie Bubbles Bunny Cha-cha Chatty Ciaba (cha-bah) Cookie Dear, Dearie, Dear Ma Dizzy Dodie Doodie, Dooty Gabby, Gabbi Gadget Gitchey Go Go Go Ma Grammug Grampoo Grancie, Grancy Grandmutter Granny Mame Grimmi Grinni, Grinny Happy Honey Huggy, Hugs, Hugme Jamagramma Jamma Khakie, Kakie Lolly, Lolli Lulu Lovey Lovey Dovey Lula Mamabear Mamacita Mambo Maxi Ma Mayzie Mermie Mini, Mini Ma Mommo Momsy Moogie, Moogs Moo-Moo More Mom, More Mama Muddy Muffer, Muffy, Muff Mumpy, Mumps Nanamy Nanoo Nooni Nu Nu Peaches Pittypat Pom Pom Puddy Pumpkin Punky Queen B/Queen Bee Queenie Sew-Sew, Sew Ma Slo Ma Snuggy, Snugs, Snuggums Sunny Sweetie Sweetums Tea Ma Tink, Tinky Tinkerbell Toots Tootsie Twinkie Twinkles Unni Upsy Uttermutter, Uddermudder Wicky Aborigine Australian Formal - Garrimaay Australian Paternal - Mamaay Australian Maternal - Momu Polynesian Maori dialect - Tipuna Wahine African Berber dialect - Henna Botswanan - Nkuku Shona dialect - Ambuya Swahili - Bibi, Nyanya Venda dialect - Makhulu Xhosa dialect - Umakhulu Zulu dialect - Ugogo Afrikaans - Ouma Albanian - Gjyshe American Indian Cherokee - E-Ni-Si Cheyenne - Neske'e Eskimo, Inupiaq dialect - Aanaga Navajo (maternal) - Ma'saani Navajo (paternal) - Nali' Ojibway - Nookmis, Nookomis Arabic Formal - Jaddah, Jiddah Informal - Teta Armenian - Tatik Basque - Amona Belarusen - Babka Breton - Mamm-gozh Cajun - Maw Maw Catalan - Àvia, Iaia Chinese Cantonese Paternal - Ngin Cantonese Maternal - Po Po Mandarin Paternal - Zumu Mandarin Maternal - Wài pó Croatian - Baka Danish Formal - Bedstemoder Paternal - Farmor Maternal - Mor Mor Dutch - Grootmoeder Esperanto - Avin Estonian - Va naema Farsi - Madar Bozorg Filipino Cebuano Formal - Apohang babae Informal - Lola Finnish - Isoaiti, Mummo Flemish - Bomma French Formal - Grand-mère Informal - Gra-mere, Mémé Semi-formal - Grandmaman Galician - Avoa Georgian - Bebia German Formal - Grossmutter Informal - Oma Greek - Yaya, Gigia Guarani (South America) - Jaryi Hawaiian Formal - Kapuna Wahine Informal - Puna, Tu Tu, Kuku Hebrew - Savta, Safta Hungarian Formal - Nagyanya Informal - Yanya, Anya Icelandic - Amma India Bengali Paternal - Thakur-ma Bengali Maternal - Dida, Didima Hindi - Daadima Southwestern - Ajji Urdu Paternal - Daadi Urdu Maternal - Nanni Indonesian - Nenek Irish/Gaelic Formal - Seanmhair Informal - Maimeo or Morai, Mavoureen Italian - Nonna Japanese Formal - Obaasan, Oba-Chan, Sobo (one's own grandmother) Informal - Obaba Korean - Halmoni Latvian - Vecmate Lebanese - Sitti Lithuanian - Senele, Mociute Malagasy - Nenibe Maltese - Nanna Norwegian - Bestemor, Godmor Paternal - Farmor Maternal - Mor Mor Polish Formal - Babka, Babcia, Informal - Jaja, Zsa-Zsa, Busha, Gigi Portuguese - Avo Romanian - Bunica Russian - Babushka Sanskrit Paternal - Pitaamahii Maternal - Maataamahii Serbian - Baba, Mica Slovakian - Babicka Slovenian - Stara Mama Spanish Formal - Abuela Informal Diminutive - Abuelita, Uelita, Tita, Abby, Abbi, Lita Swedish Paternal - Far Mor Maternal - Mor Mor Swiss Formal - Grossmami Syrian - Teta, Jadda Tamil - Pathi Thai Maternal - Ya Paternal - Yai Turkish - Buyuk Anne, Anneanne, Babanne Turkmen - Ene Ukranian Formal - Babusia Informal - Baba Uzbek - Bibi Vietnamese Formal - Danh tá Informal - Ba, Bé già Welsh Southern - Mamgu Northern - Naini, Nain Yiddish - Bubby, Bubbe Aborigine Australian Formal - Maili Australian Paternal - Waayamaa Australian Maternal - Garrimaay Polynesian Maori dialect - Tipuna Tane African Berber dialect - Tamazight Botswanan - Ntatemogolo Shona dialect - Sekuru Swahili - Babu Venda dialect - Mmakhulu Xhosa dialect - Utat'omkhulu Zulu dialect - Ubabamkhulu Afrikaans - Oupa Albanian - Babagjysh American Indian Cherokee - Agiduda, E-du-di Cheyenne - Shi'choo Eskimo, Inupiaq dialect - Ataataga Navajo (maternal) - Chei Navajo (paternal) - Nali' Ojibway - Mishomis Arabic Formal - Jadd Informal - Seedo Armenian - Papik Basque - Aitona Belarusen - Dzied Breton - Tad-Kozh Cajun - Paw Paw Catalan - Aviah Chinese Cantonese Paternal - Yeh Yeh Cantonese Maternal - Gong Gong Mandarin Paternal - Ye Ye Mandarin Maternal - Wai Gong Croatian - Djed Danish Formal - Bedstefader Paternal - Farfar Maternal - Morfar Dutch - Grootvader Esperanto - Avo Estonian - Vanaisahttp Farsi - Pedaer Bozorg Filipino, Cebuano Formal - Apohang lalaki Informal - Lolo Finnish - Isoisa, Ukki, Vaari Flemish - Bonpahttp French Formal - Grand-père Informal - Pépère Semi Formal - Grand-papa Galician - Avo Georgian - Babu German Formal - Grossvader Informal - Opa Greek - Pappous Guarani, South America - Aba Hawaiian Formal - Kupuna Kane Informal - Tutu Kane Hebrew - Saba Hungarian Formal - Nagyapa Informal - Tata Icelandic - Afi India Bengali Paternal - Dadu Bengali Maternal - Nanu Hindi - Daa-daa-jee Southwestern - Ajja Urdu Paternal - Daadaa Urdu Maternal - Daadi Indonesian - Petulu Irish/Gaelic Formal - Seanathair Informal - Daidoe, Daddo Italian - Nonno Japanese Formal - Ojiisan, Sofu (one's own grandfather) Informal - Sofu Korean - Halabeoji Latvian - Vectevas Lebanese - Jid Lithuanian - Senelis Malagasy - Babakoto Maltese - Nannu Norwegian - Bestefar Paternal - Farfar Maternal - Morfar Polish Formal - Dziadek Informal - Dziadzio Portuguese - Avo Romanian - Bunic, Bunicut Russian - Dedushka Sanskrit Paternal - Pitaamaha Maternal - Maataamaha Serbian - Deda Slovakian - Dedek, Dedi Slovenian - Ded Spanish Formal - Abuelo Informal Diminutive - Abuelito, Tito, Lito Swedish Paternal - Farfar Maternal - Morfar Swiss - Grosspapi Syrian - Jidu Tamil - Thatha Thai Paternal - Bpoo Maternal - Dtaa Turkish - Dede, Buyukbaba Turkmen - Baba Ukranian Formal - Dadju Informal - Gigi Uzbek - Bobo, Doda Vietnamese Formal - Ong Informal - Ong Noi Welsh Southern - Taidie Northern - Tad-cu, Taid Yiddish - Zaide, Zeydeh, Zeyde, Zeide, Zede When our first grandchild was born 20 years ago, he had four grandparents and four great-grandparents—as you can imagine, most of the traditional name options were taken! Now I'm wondering what my 12 year old soon-to-be stepdaughter is going to call me!
So, start scanning and post a comment below to let us know if there's a different moniker you embrace. Then a clever friend suggested 'contracting' my name, Nancy, with Grandmother, and I'm proud to be called Grancy by three phenomenal young people (boys, 20 and 17, girl, 15). I always called my Grandmother Grammy, and when I had children my Grandmother had passed on so Mother wanted that name.
Among other things, he is a great debunker, and he has trained his skeptical eye on “microaggressions." Sophisticated, affluent people in the United States ( Read more Singles Awareness Day is fast approaching, which will probably be news to those of you who are already dragging the old ball and chain.
On February 14—though some authorities cite February 15—single people across the globe will pause to contemplate their sorry, pathetic lives or to celebrate their liberation, according to taste.
Kempton was the most revered newspaper columnist of his Read more A friend sent me news that E. White’s saltwater farm on the coast of Maine is up for sale, and my mind leapt back nearly 20 years—an impressive leap for a mind in my condition—to a visit I’d made there to mark the 100th anniversary of White’s birth in 1899.
I was on assignment for a magazine, a staggeringly profitable magazine that offered its writers expense accounts that can only be described as bottomless. Lots of them, in fact.) White had died Read more San Francisco If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to check out the trams at the airport. And over by the gates you can have your picture taken in a mock-up of an old VW bus like the hippies used to drive, also decorated psychedelically. When you get into the city proper, passing several psychedelic billboards, you’ll find it jumping with events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Lov Read more San Francisco If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to check out the trams at the airport. And over by the gates you can have your picture taken in a mock-up of an old VW bus like the hippies used to drive, also decorated psychedelically. When you get into the city proper, passing several psychedelic billboards, you’ll find it jumping with events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Lov Read more When an admirer once asked Harry Jaffa, the political philosopher who died earlier this month at the age of 96, what led to his interest in Abraham Lincoln, he answered without a moment’s hesitation, in a ferocious bark: “Plato!
The craze is scarcely the advance in human knowledge that its practitioners want it to be, but it is a tremendous leap forward in the pretensions to knowled Read more When George Will was being packed off to graduate school, his father, a professor of philosophy at the University of Illinois, asked him what, or who, he wanted to be in life: Ted Sorensen, Isaiah Berlin, or Murray Kempton?