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Another Texas thread

Post by dualstow » Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:14 pm

I was going to append the following question to the stay safe austin people thread, but didn’t want to alarm anyone.

I just want to know if it’s common to refer to your father as “Daddy” in Texas, even through adulthood. I saw ochotona do it once, and then read Lawrence Wright using it in his ‘God Save Texas’ book.

Doesn’t really warrant its own thread, but it’s too long for a signature. O0 More Texas questions to follow, I’m sure.
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Re: Another Texas thread

Post by Mountaineer » Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:13 pm

Is this in reference to Daddy Longlegs or Puff Daddy or generic Daddy? ;). It’s been several decades since I lived in Texas but I do seem to remember use of Daddy to refer to ones father.
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Re: Another Texas thread

Post by Xan » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:41 pm

I think it's a Southern thing. Probably more recently, with the homogenization of the culture in big cities, more of a rural Southern thing.
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Post by dualstow » Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:43 am

Aha, thank you.
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Re: Another Texas thread

Post by Desert » Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:14 am

Maybe related ... I had cousins who grew up in Texas, and they all ended up with a Y at the end of their name (Bobby, Johnny, etc.) And I had several Bobby's in my group when I worked in Texas.
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Re: Another Texas thread

Post by ochotona » Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:44 am

Desert wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:14 am
Maybe related ... I had cousins who grew up in Texas, and they all ended up with a Y at the end of their name (Bobby, Johnny, etc.) And I had several Bobby's in my group when I worked in Texas.
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Re: Another Texas thread

Post by Mountaineer » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:17 am

ochotona wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:44 am
Desert wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:14 am
Maybe related ... I had cousins who grew up in Texas, and they all ended up with a Y at the end of their name (Bobby, Johnny, etc.) And I had several Bobby's in my group when I worked in Texas.
My daughter is Audrey

My son is Alex... hmmm, Alexey would turn him into a Russian. Proof of collusion.
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Re: Another Texas thread

Post by Desert » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:41 am

:) Yep, that would be dangerous!
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Re: Another Texas thread

Post by Kriegsspiel » Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:14 am

Audrey is a great girls name. Well chosen!
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Re: Another Texas thread

Post by gaddyslapper007 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:51 am

Texas born....still here. Only one of my friends still refers to his dad as "Daddy". We gave him shit over it in our high school / college years.

Thinking back on it......I remember my dad telling me I'm "too old to call him Daddy anymore". I would guess around age 10? maybe I don't recall exactly, but I do know we were in his truck at the time.
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Re: Another Texas thread

Post by dualstow » Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:48 pm

I kind of like it. I couldn’t get away with it, but I like it as a southern thing. I can picture W doing it, or maybe I even saw him (a portrayal) doing in the biopic.
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Re: Another Texas thread

Post by technovelist » Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:14 pm

Desert wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:14 am
Maybe related ... I had cousins who grew up in Texas, and they all ended up with a Y at the end of their name (Bobby, Johnny, etc.) And I had several Bobby's in my group when I worked in Texas.
My wife and all of her siblings have that same ending, suitably adjusted for gender:
Bobby
Bebe
Annie
Patty
Susie

I guess that must be a Texan thing although I have never thought about it that way before.
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