The James T. Callow Folklore Archive
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Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.
Greeting an Intimate:
Among Negro adolescents of Detroit, greetings of "Hello, Momma," and "Hello, Daddy," exchanged between a boy and a girl indicate that they are sexually intimate. HOwever, a boy greeting a girl as "Hello, Momma" as a proposition is likely to get swatted with a purse.
The informant observed this while teaching in the Detroit Public School system.
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