Tuesday, April 7, 2009

This one's for you "Anonymous"

To Anonymous who wishes to cuss and rant about name stealing - get some meds. I moderate these comments, and other than this one directed to you, your insane, profane, irrational Xanax-needing voice will not be heard here. Go get help.

And to help you out, here's a reference about the name in question you freak! In the South, we substitute "Daddy" for "Father."

grand⋅fa⋅ther   [gran-fah-ther, grand-] Show IPA
1. the father of one's father or mother.
2. a forefather.
3. the founder or originator of a family, species, type, etc.; the first of one's or its kind, or the one being longest in existence: the grandfather of all steam locomotives.
–verb (used with object)
4. to exempt (something or someone) from new legislation, restrictions, or requirements: The law grandfathered all banks already operating at the time of passage. He was grandfathered into the pension plan.

1375–1425; late ME; see grand-, father

1424, from grand + father. Replaced O.E. ealdefæder. The use of grand- in compounds, with the sense of "a generation older than, or younger than," is first attested c.1225, in Anglo-Fr. graund dame "grandmother." L. and Gk. had similar usages. Grandmother also first attested 1424, from M.Fr.; grandchild, grandson are later (16c.). The verb grandfather is from 1900. Grandfather clock is c.1880, from the popular song; they were previously known as tall case clocks or eight-day clocks.

Take care - Me


Anonymous said...

You tell 'em!

Sincerely yours,

The Other Anonymous

camille said...

I guess I didn't see this post, what the heck was this about?