Calling someone a father seems to have a very different meaning or tone than when calling them a Dad. Perhaps this has been obvious to everyone else, but recently I’m really seeing a difference. Maybe it is the recent Wendy’s ad where the baby’s first words to its mom are “Mama burger for $1.50” or something like that, to which the Mom says “You’ve been spending too much time with your Father.”
Calling someone a Father seems to include a negative connotation that calling them a Dad doesn’t seem to have.
I’d like to rename Father’s Day to Dad’s Day going forward at Goggs Avenue. Make it so.