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    Don't toture daddy!

    If a son is spinning around his daddy on a revolving chair just for a prank, can the daddy say "Don't torture daddy"? In Korean, parents usually call themselves "daddy" or "mommy" when addressing to their kids as "I" would sound kind of awkward for both the parents and the kids. Is it the same in English?

    ex)Don't toture daddy!(me)
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    Re: Don't toture daddy!

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    Yes, sometimes parents over here refer to themselves in the third person when talking to their own children.

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    #3

    Re: Don't toture daddy!

    Younger children only, though. My teenage daugthers would be quite amused if I suddenly started saying things like "Show Mom what you're working on" or "Bring that book to Mommy, please."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Don't toture daddy!

    In some dialects, the third person is regularly used for family ties. And this is not affected by age. Jackie Charlton, in his sixties, still referred to his younger brother Bobby Charlton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia as 'our kid'.

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    Re: Don't toture daddy!

    I've heard spouses refer to each other as "Mother" or "Father", in to old age, even when the children are not present.

    Husband (to his wife): "Mother, would you like some tea?"

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    Re: Don't toture daddy!

    Hahaha!!! We do the same thing in Korea, My wife sometimes calls me like that, and when she mentions both me and my father-in-law, both of us get confused by two different "father".

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    Re: Don't toture daddy!

    Quote Originally Posted by BobSmith View Post
    I've heard spouses refer to each other as "Mother" or "Father", in to old age, even when the children are not present.

    Husband (to his wife): "Mother, would you like some tea?"
    Another Beatles quote, from She's Leaving Home:

    '....She breaks down and cries to her husband 'Daddy, our baby's gone...''

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    Re: Don't toture daddy!

    Quote Originally Posted by BobSmith View Post
    "Mother, would you like some tea?"
    For some reason, that sent a shiver down my spine. It made me think of Norman Bates!

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