Posted by Mark on November 21, 1997 at 12:13:27:
In response to Ma'am, written by Isobel on November 21, 1997 at 10:38:57
] Ma'am is an abbreviation of Madam, which the Bennet girls call their mother just as they call their father Sir. Otherwise they use Mamma and Papa, which are equally typical of their time.
Thank-you. I had forgotton about the "sirs."
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