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Which one do you use in everyday life

Mom
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Mom or Mum
« on: July 03, 2019, 10:43:56 PM »
We all know the correct answer don’t we?
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Re: Mom or Mum
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2019, 02:02:30 AM »
Mum is typically English, I believe.

Mom and Dad/Pop are the respectable address for adults. Mummy and Daddy for kids.
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Re: Mom or Mum
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2019, 05:27:24 AM »
Mum is also Australian, but yes, we got it from the British.

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Re: Mom or Mum
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2019, 06:53:57 AM »
British or American and to further muddy the waters try mam

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Re: Mom or Mum
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2019, 10:14:48 AM »
We all know the correct answer don’t we?

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Re: Mom or Mum
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2019, 11:03:36 AM »
 :P

Mam is for ministers ;D
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Re: Mom or Mum
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2019, 11:07:49 AM »
:P

Mam is for ministers ;D

No it isn't, it's obviously Dutch.

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Re: Mom or Mum
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2019, 01:41:19 AM »
Yup from the east coast of England where the Dutch settled.

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Re: Mom or Mum
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2019, 02:49:19 PM »
“Ma” or, many times for me to mine: “Mamasan”.  :)
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Re: Mom or Mum
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2019, 04:40:10 PM »
I've rarely seen Mam used outside of England. Maam is what polite address for teachers and elderly women.

Ma, Mom, and Mother are quite common all across imo. In hindsight Mum ain't that bad.

grown up people calling their parents Daddy and Mummy is really weird.
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Re: Mom or Mum
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2019, 05:14:01 PM »
I've rarely seen Mam used outside of England. Maam is what polite address for teachers and elderly women.

Ma, Mom, and Mother are quite common all across imo. In hindsight Mum ain't that bad.

grown up people calling their parents Daddy and Mummy is really weird.

Calling them “mother” and “father” is weirder still. An FBI profiler might be needed.
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Re: Mom or Mum
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2019, 05:56:21 PM »
Mum if you're British.

Mom if you're wrong.
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Re: Mom or Mum
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2019, 07:01:12 PM »
It all depends on what you intend when one of your characters they have to keep mum.

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« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2019, 08:03:23 PM »
To be honest, when I hear Americans say 'mom' they appear to pronounce it so similar to 'mum' that I don't really notice it. Only when it's written down does it stick out to me.