The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #89865 Message #1701408
Posted By: JohnInKansas
23-Mar-06 - 07:41 PM
Thread Name: BS: 'Mudcat' and other Unusual Nicknames
Subject: RE: BS: 'Mudcat' and other Unusual Nicknames
As a wee kid I had two "Aunt Peggys." It caused me a lot of puzzlement because most ot the other aunts and uncles nicknames were sort of shortened versions of their given names, but one Aunt Peggy was really a Mary and the other was an Ida.
Another aunt was always called "Sid" by her husband, but never by anyone else. It was probably an "inside joke" that was too risque to be explained to the youngsters, and all those who might have known where it came from were gone before I was old enough to have it explained.