Alpo Posted January 6 Share Posted January 6 Here in the south, where I was raised, you called men sir and women ma'am. And it really didn't matter how old they were. I've called little girls as young as four ma'am. But up in Yankee land they think ma'am means little old lady, and get offended when you call them ma'am. I'M NOT OLD ENOUGH TO BE A MA'AM!!! I recall on an NCIS many many years back they had Ziva getting upset, because someone called her ma'am. But the episode I'm watching currently, Bishop got upset. But Bishop supposedly came from Oklahoma. That's not only south, but that's West. They say that. Don't they? Yeah, yeah, I know. Television. But still, I'm curious if this was a normal television writers "don't know their donkey from a hole in the ground", or if people in Oklahoma really don't say it. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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