Big Mother


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Big Mother

Keeping track of children via technology. Examples of Big Mother are tracking software in smartphones, nannycams and video cameras in day care centers, community playgrounds and other venues. The term was coined from George Orwell's "1984" novel about an authoritarian and oppressive state. See nannycam, cellphone spy software and Big Brother.
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Vera began playing a Big Mother Gets Real episode in another MyndScreen window so that she could safely consider the purchase.
Big Mother had given each of them a name that was relative to her.
Big Mother was forced to depart in an effort to save him.
SHE made her name on Big Brother - but curvy Imogen Thomas is more Big Mother these days!
Even more, Mamet savors the antagonistic edge of creating a Machiavellian woman carrying a big mother of an angry chip on her shoulder: But Susan is more plot function than multidimensional character; she plays too much like a reprogrammed version of another distrustful woman who crashes the guys' power party, Karen in "Speed-the-Plow." This contributes to a stiffness in Washington's baldly hostile performance.
It will allow big mother ships to call on Bahrain ports, which comes in line with the projected plan of transforming the kingdom into a transhipment hub of the northern Gulf area.
Jean said: "The children that come take to her instantly, she's like a big mother hen.
Harry was in Africa and is currently travelling across Australia - while under the watchful eye of Big Mother.
This year is Big Mother Davina McCall's last at the helm as she is retiring from BB duties at the end of the series.
The Big Mother will no doubt be right at home, and it will make a welcome change to see her away from the Big Brother set.
The Big Mother will no doubt be right at home with the pair, and it will make a welcome change to see her away from the Big Brother set.