As kids, I think we thought she was being weird, and over controlling.
Secretly, we used to say,"Who cares?"
However, as life has moved along, I now give her much repsect, for her teaching, and her wisdom.
She purely did abhor, "I seen" "I done" "you was" and "we was".
One of her pet dislikes was a man, ignorantly, in her eyes, wearing a hat, indoors.
Ultimate disrespect in her eyes.
Now, I am inclined to agree.
It seems so 'rude. to my eyes, to see a man wearing a hat indoors, and in company. An old fashioned notion I know, but still valid to my observation. (what is he hiding... his baldness, his ugliness, his lack of confidence??) He is allowed all of these feelings, but he must feel inadequate in some way? Or not?
Then there is the 'man with hands in pockets'- trouser pockets to be exact. I have no idea why my mother found this to be so offensive, but she was rather horrified to see Prince Charles with his hands in his pockets, on public occaions.
She felt is to be an utter insult. The insult was directed to whom, I have no idea. But nonetheless that is what she felt, and believed.
Societies acceptances, and beliefs alter constantly, and I feel this is a good thing.
But occasionally my mother channels through me, and I feel insult at certain behaviours.
I do laugh about it, all the same.
After all, who will care in 100 years??
Sorry Mum. It wont be anyone we know.