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To ask how you pronounce Maoam? As in the sweets?

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MrsUptight Mon 16-Dec-13 22:58:27

I always say "Mow-Am" with the "mow" rhyming with "pow!" But I heard a woman saying "Here's a moam for you and a moam for you" with the "moam" to rhyme with MOAN.


My thinking is that "Mao" is like Chairman Mao...I know that's not the way to think since Maoams are not Asian sweets...but DO you say it?

JanetAndRoy Mon 16-Dec-13 22:59:41

We say Mo-am.

paddyclampo Mon 16-Dec-13 22:59:46

DS pronounces it the same way as you smile

Felix90 Mon 16-Dec-13 22:59:58

You definitely say it right. I remember the adverts from a few years ago vividly!

justgirl Mon 16-Dec-13 23:00:58

i would proper laugh if i overheard that. i say it the same as you lol

TwistedRib Mon 16-Dec-13 23:01:19

BTW Have you looked closely at the cartoon pictures on each little packet???

gordyslovesheep Mon 16-Dec-13 23:01:32

I say mo -am

17leftfeet Mon 16-Dec-13 23:02:09


no idea if I'm right but people seem to know what I mean and no one has laughed to my face

DeckTheHallsWithBoughsOfHorry Mon 16-Dec-13 23:02:26

On the adverts it's clearly three syllables: ma (as in map) oh am

So m-ow-am (ow as in cow) yes yes.

And it's Hal-fds not Hol-fds ::glares at DH::

CatAmongThePigeons Mon 16-Dec-13 23:02:29

We say it the same way as you

MrsDrRanj Mon 16-Dec-13 23:02:43

It's Mow-am to rhyme with pow. I remember the jingle.

DeckTheHallsWithBoughsOfHorry Mon 16-Dec-13 23:02:54

And yes, the packets show fruit sex shock

SecretRed Mon 16-Dec-13 23:03:42

Yep ma oh am. Is the ad not on you tube?

LittleTulip Mon 16-Dec-13 23:03:49


Cos that's how it's spelt??

SugarHut Mon 16-Dec-13 23:03:59

Mow (like cow) Oh Am

VoodooChimp Mon 16-Dec-13 23:04:30

The correct way - same as you smile

MsRyanGosling Mon 16-Dec-13 23:05:17

Haha I say it like the other woman! Mome to rhyme with Lone.

DP thinks it's Maowm.

I could be in the wrong!

justgirl Mon 16-Dec-13 23:08:46

can i gatecrash?? how do mumsnetters pronounce "mosaic" ?? mow zake or mow zay ic ??? OR is the individual pieces and the other the complete project??

insert crazy emoticon

IneedAwittierNickname Mon 16-Dec-13 23:08:53

I used say it mah oh am, like it was on the adverts.

Ds1 called them moams (to rhyme with moan) bu mistake, so that's what we call them now smile

MrsUptight Mon 16-Dec-13 23:09:11

Ha! Bloody woman! I knew she was wrong with her MOAMS!

mum2bubble Mon 16-Dec-13 23:12:34

dd says mayo-ams

Tikkamasala Mon 16-Dec-13 23:15:43

I say mow-am!

FudgefaceMcZ Mon 16-Dec-13 23:15:49

Never had to say it out loud. Clearly I've led a sheltered life smile

PrincessPeashooter Mon 16-Dec-13 23:24:04

I call then chewy sweets. Everyone takes the piss out of my mispronunciations so I've never taken the risk, if in a bind I stick to haribo.

TravellingToad Mon 16-Dec-13 23:26:55

Mow (rhymes with cow) - am

Same as you. It's how they say it in the tv ads so that's a pretty definitive answer!

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