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calling appa as anna

From: Badrinarayanan V S (
Date: Mon Jul 20 1998 - 21:49:52 PDT

i think that the practice emnated from the chittappas and athais (who were
about 15 years + when the kids were born) calling father as anna and that
stuck.  or perhaps the mother addressing father as "enNa" also contributed.

i have a peculiar situation in our family where my great grandfather was
addressed by his children as Anna whereas my grandfather was called "appa"
by his own brothers and sister.

badrinarayanan V S