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Big Mother

Big Mother
 n.— «When a pupil doesn’t show up for school without advance notice from the parents, the school contacts the parents immediately. None of this is thought of as being the least bit unusual. This is childhood in the ’90s. Big Mother is watching you. Mrs. McClelland accepts it as a necessary part of parenting, imposed by the world that preys on children.» —“Worries about violence are eroding children’s freedom Fear in the neighborhood” by Pete McMartin Hamilton Spectator (Ontario, Canada) Mar. 19, 1993. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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