posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 03:31 AM
a reply to: TechniXcality
I believe the practice of referring to young (less than sixteen years of age) male correspondents as Master this that or the other, is rooted in Old
English, and therefore has echoes in all realms which were heavily influenced by the language, and indeed the English expansion into other realms of
Earth. It is probable that your grandmothers grasp of the English language was at least in part sourced from some very old works of English
literature, where it appears most commonly.
However, her use of it when addressing you as an adult male is somewhat technically inappropriate, although it is not at all unheard of for a parent
or grandparent to continue to refer to their younger male relatives in this fashion as a term of endearment. It is possible that use of this phrase
reveals that while your grandmother is no doubt aware that you are a face wrecking badass these days, she will always associate her mental picture of
your good self, with that of the child you were when last you had a regular association with her.
edit on 8-10-2014 by TrueBrit because: Added
detail for clarification .