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[15]           A linguistic note: I find it interesting to note how human selfishness is reflected in our languages: the words for Mama and Papa derive from the sequences of sounds ma/, mama/ pa/, papa/, which are the first word-like sounds made by babbling babies.    


   Proud parents tend to associate these sounds with themselves.

   The exception, curiously, is the Japanese Mamma, which is altruistically interpreted to mean "food".


   Come to think of it, die-hard Feminists could use this example to demonstrate again, how women are being used and abused.

Indeed,  how do you feel about breastfeeding in public?
Utamaro Kitagawa
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