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Justin's best friend still is his momma

Been listening to "Under Construction" Missy Elliot's new CD.
[highly recommended in this listener's humble opinion]
She (and I've noticed it from other hip-hop artists)puts all the Justin-loves-his-Mother-a-little-too-much issues to rest.
In her 2nd track "Bring the Pain(featuring Method Man)" she uses the terms 'poppy' and 'mommy' when refering to 'boyfriends'/'girlfriends'. Its a term of endearment(?)
[[hey, Ronnie Regan called big headed Nancy Mommy all the time - even before he was diagnoses with A.]]

*phew* Justin isn't whispering to his mother in some of the tracks on the "Justified" cd. What a relief.
Years of therapy avoided. thank you and good night.

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leelee1731
Jan. 28th, 2003 08:17 am (UTC)
It's a fairly common Southern thing (I guess) to refer to your significant other as Momma or Daddy. My parents did it, aunts and uncles, grandparents. I find myself doing it as well, though it's more with my better friends than with boyfriends. It also occurs regurlarly in a lot of Latin communities, which is how I took Justin as saying it. "Mami" as opposed to "mommy."

I dunno. Just some thoughts.
chootoy
Jan. 28th, 2003 08:27 am (UTC)
It's Southern Thing

Thanks! :o) It backs up my theory that our little wonderkind isn't the Oedipal freak people are quick to label him as.
'sides, he's got his OCD to keep him busy. Just kidding. Heck, we're all a little OCD and no one can convince me otherwise.
(repeatedly checks to see if she crossed her t's dotted her i's)
leelee1731
Feb. 2nd, 2003 10:56 am (UTC)
Re: It's Southern Thing
Oh hell yeah. He at least has O/C tendencies. Strong O/C tendencies. Very strong.
coreopsis
Jan. 28th, 2003 08:28 am (UTC)
It's a fairly common Southern thing (I guess) to refer to your significant other as Momma or Daddy.
I don't know how common it is over all in the south, but I had an aunt and uncle who did that and since they were the only people I ever knew who did it (I'm from Tennessee), I asked once why they called each other that and turns out it was so as not to confuse their kids when they were little bitty and then it just stuck. I always thought that said a lot about the intelligence of their kids. *snerk*

It also occurs regurlarly in a lot of Latin communities, which is how I took Justin as saying it. "Mami" as opposed to "mommy."
Dunno about JRT, but that's the way I always hear it when Nelly and other hip hop artists say it. But if a guy called me "ma" or "mami" in a flirty way, he'd likely get smacked. And my husband would never call me "mama" if he knows what's good for him--and so far he seems to. *g*
chootoy
Jan. 28th, 2003 08:37 am (UTC)
it stuck
Awwwww!

so as not to confuse their kids when they were little bitty and then it just stuck.

That's so cute!
"little bitty"'s a southern thing too ain't it.

And come to think of it. We made a distinction between our parents and my mother's parent too.
Mom was: mom, mommy, maaaaaahm!!(when whining)
Dad was: dad, daddy, daaaaaaad!!(when he was around)
Grandmother: was mimi.
Grandfather: was pop.
leelee1731
Feb. 2nd, 2003 10:54 am (UTC)
Re:
I don't know if it was because of us kids but pretty much every married couple in my family and my friend's families refer to each other as momma and daddy. So maybe it's just fairly common in my part of the South.

Ha. It depends on how he uses the term, if he's smooth with it. I like "ma" a whole lot better than I like "shortie." What I really don't like is "Say, lil mama, can I holla atchoo?" Erm, no.
bossymarmalade
Jan. 28th, 2003 08:21 am (UTC)
I keep telling y'all he's saying "mami"! Nobody listens to me! arrrgh! *shakes fist*
chootoy
Jan. 28th, 2003 08:28 am (UTC)
Oy with the mami

Stop shakin' that fist so loud.

Ahright, ahright, I hearded you already.

Now go git yer hair did.
bossymarmalade
Jan. 28th, 2003 08:40 am (UTC)
Re: Oy with the mami
*delighted* I'm a fly gyal!
ex_songbirds864
Jan. 28th, 2003 02:07 pm (UTC)
It also occurs regurlarly in a lot of Latin communities, which is how I took Justin as saying it. "Mami" as opposed to "mommy."

Thats what I thought as well. Mami and Papi are terms of endearment in the latin community. It doesnt necessarily have to be between boyfriend/girlfriend it just can be between friends as well.
chootoy
Jan. 28th, 2003 02:41 pm (UTC)
Re:
Hi Songbirds ::waves:: thanks sweetie. :o)
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