Some mothers, as we all know, have definite delusions of grandeur and have to be brought gently down to earth. Endeavoring to distract my mother's attention from her latest "bete noir", I used a colloquialism when I said "DIG MENSA, MA", while explaining to her the round table organisation for people with high IQs.
"Mother of Anagrams,"
Word Ways: Vol. 25
, Article 17.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol25/iss4/17