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    granny and ???

    Now, when I understand it correctly, "granny" is an affectionate term used for "grandmother", right? But what's the corresponding name for grandfather? -- Please enlighten me

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    I know a few people who'd call their grandfathers Pop's. Then there is grandpa or gramps.
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    Thanks, Niamh

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    Always called my grandfather 'Papa.' Although I hear that's how some people refer to their fathers. But I always like Papa for my granddadio
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    Thanks mariner. Here in germany, it is quite customary to use "Papa" for the father, other names are "Paps", "Papi", or "Vati"...

    I want to find some term that alliterates to "granny", for a private project I am working on. Although, "granny and gramps" sounds not bad.

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    Granny and Grampy was what we usually used (or Gramma and Grampa).
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    I have Nana and Pop...

    On my dad's side I had Granny and (Pop? - died before I was born). My Nana thought "Grandma" or "Granny" made her sound too old

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    Often in the USA and Canada (probably Australia too) people who speak English will still retain some endearing terms for parents and grandparents that have roots in other languages.

    Although, in my WASP family it was always grandma and grandpa.
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    I think that is the case here too...

    I have an friend with Italian grandparents referred to as "Nonna and Nonno" (I always forget which is which )

    And my grandfather (who is Chinese) is called "Pop" - which I think is pretty common in Asia...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanPip View Post
    Often in the USA and Canada (probably Australia too) people who speak English will still retain some endearing terms for parents and grandparents that have roots in other languages.

    Although, in my WASP family it was always grandma and grandpa.
    Yeah, my maternal grandparents were mémère and pépère. Paternal were just Gramma and Grampa.
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    Haha, the native population around my town calls their grandma and grandpa "mushum" and "cookum."
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    Quote Originally Posted by JuniperWoolf View Post
    Haha, the native population around my town calls their grandma and grandpa "mushum" and "cookum."
    What ethnicity do they belong to?

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    Thak you all. I've noted down what's been mentioned so far.

    Quote Originally Posted by JuniperWoolf View Post
    Haha, the native population around my town calls their grandma and grandpa "mushum" and "cookum."
    @Juniper, how are these pronounced, like English?

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    grandmother=grandfather
    grandma=grandpa
    mama=papa
    mammi=pappi
    granny=grampy

    at least in the south

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    Thank you, Stephanie

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    To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits
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