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Old 12-18-2010, 10:35 PM
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Granny is very popular in the South. We also had a few step grandparents which were called Grandma Helen, Grandpa Bill.
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:33 AM
Location: Charlotte county, Florida
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For all the Grandkids in my family they have always been,
Nanny and Poppy, I only have one set of Grandparents though. Not sure what they are called on Dads side.
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Old 12-24-2010, 08:56 AM
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I believe a lot of people of French Canadian descent in the northeastern U.S. refer to their grandparents as Mémère and Pépère.

These were the terms traditionally used in Quebec/French-speaking Canada, although they have been going out of style in Quebec and are largely seen as old-fashioned and even stigmatized in some circles. Though you still hear them from Quebec kids for their grandparents on occasion. (I used Mémère and Pépère as a child for my grandparents but my kids do not. Actually, my kids still do use Mémère and Pépère for their great-grandparents.)

These days, Mamie and Papi or Grand-Maman and Grand-Papa are what you most commonly hear from the mouths of kids in Quebec. These are more in line with the terms used in France I believe. Mémère and Pépère are relatively rare in France I think, and when used may be slightly derogatory.
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Old 12-29-2010, 01:28 PM
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My grandparents are called Grandmary,Granddad and Meme and Papa
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