Father of the House
(in Britain) the longest-serving member of the House of Commons
on the house
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Dad? Pops? Father? Why Are There So Many Names for the Same Person?
Father’s Day falls on the third Sunday in June, but many of us refer to our male parents as dad or papa rather than by the more formal father. Why does English have so many names for the same person? And, where do they all come from? Like the names for our female parents, papa and its many variations were primarily imitative of the first sounds that …
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