Lower Case “g” vs. Upper Case “G”

At first, I thought my friend said they bought their teenage son #2 a “grandma’s car”:  high miles, older vintage, but still in good working condition.

You know, like Grandma.

However, when I heard what they paid, $1, as well as some of the personal items (walker, shopping bags, etc.) that came with, I realized they’d literally bought “Grandma’s car” — in this case, maternal Grandma.

In fact, it was the second “Grandma’s car” in their household:  son #1 had long been driving paternal Grandma’s car.

See also, “Grandma’s House” vs. “Grandpa’s House“; “Let’s Hear it for Granny Flats!”; and “Granny Flat?’ Try, “Boomerang Bungalow“”; and The OTHER Kind of “Grandma’s House.”

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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