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From: "Theo Kool" <>
Subject: Re: "Opoe" - origin?
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 1999 12:42:20 +0100
Hi Trudy and Rod,
There is no difference between an Opoe and an Oma. They both are the female
grandparents. It has more to do with differences in region and habits.
May be Opoe sounds a little bit more old fashioned.
Hope this has been of any help.
Theo Kool, who still not is a Opa
Trudy and Rod Bray heeft geschreven in bericht
>I'm hoping someone can answer this for me. I had never really thought
>about it before since I had both an 'Opoe' and an 'Oma' and thought that
>it merely denoted who was who.
>Now my daughter asked me if 'Opoe' is Frisian since her 'Opoe' is
>Frisian and other Dutch descendents she meets invariably have 'Omas'.
>My mum, who is Frisian, doesn't know either and she called her
>grandparents 'Beppe' and 'Pake'.
>Can anyone tell me the origin of 'Opoe' and whether or not it is
>Thanks in advance,
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