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To ask if you're British why would you spell 'Mum' as 'Mom'

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MoonStar07 Fri 16-Sep-16 23:33:28

#firstworldproblem! Does my head in it's Mum! Mummy etc not Mom. Point made. Thanks

CarcerDun Fri 16-Sep-16 23:34:21


crazycanuck Fri 16-Sep-16 23:35:01

I think I saw on here that some northerners say mom.

ClopySow Fri 16-Sep-16 23:35:09

I know two people who do this. Where we come from we say mam. It is odd.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Fri 16-Sep-16 23:35:22

It's a Birmingham thing.

sparechange Fri 16-Sep-16 23:36:17

It's what people from the Midlands would say, isn't it?
Like Irish people like say 'mammy'

CwtchMeQuick Fri 16-Sep-16 23:36:33

From Birmingham, we say mom. Really don't see how anyone could get wound up by it confused

MoonStar07 Fri 16-Sep-16 23:36:35

I see it on Facebook on selling pages 'Can anyone make my 75 year old Mom a Birthday cake?!' Etc Mum Mum Mum!

AmeliaJack Fri 16-Sep-16 23:36:56

People from the Birmingham area say Mom and have done for a very long time.

liz70 Fri 16-Sep-16 23:36:57

Regional variation. It isn't "Mum" everywhere in the UK anyway. Mam, anyone?

babymouse Fri 16-Sep-16 23:36:58

You'll spell it mom if your from the Midlands. Regional variation and all that.

Or you have an American mom. ;)

JagerPlease Fri 16-Sep-16 23:37:17

It's a regional dilect thing - plenty of people in the Midlands use Mom, just in the same way Mam tends to be used more in the North

MoonStar07 Fri 16-Sep-16 23:37:56

Oh I didn't realise that I thought people were trying to be American. So in Birmingham they say Mom? Or spell Mom?

AmeliaJack Fri 16-Sep-16 23:38:00

Or possibly the person is American or has an Anerican Mother. Why would you care?

LucyBabs Fri 16-Sep-16 23:38:02

There are many people in Ireland who say Mom.. In my part we say Mammy and then Mam or Ma..
What's the issue moonstar ?

HunterHearstHelmsley Fri 16-Sep-16 23:38:42

It's mom in the Midlands. I do say/write mum however.

MoonStar07 Fri 16-Sep-16 23:38:42

I get Mam. Mom just annoys me.

HunterHearstHelmsley Fri 16-Sep-16 23:39:11

People not getting regional variations annoys me.

ClopySow Fri 16-Sep-16 23:39:16

The people i know who say it are from NE Scotland

UmbongoUnchainedInAPearTreeeee Fri 16-Sep-16 23:39:59

I had a thread about this a while ago. Turns out it's just a regional thing.

I know what you mean though.

LucyBabs Fri 16-Sep-16 23:40:14

Me too hunter the anti American thing on MN annoys me too..

HoneyDragon Fri 16-Sep-16 23:40:22

It's in British dialect, I'm near enough Birmingham and an American airbase so it's fairly commonly seen.

myrtleWilson Fri 16-Sep-16 23:40:27

Another Birmingham girl here standing shoulder to shoulder with her fellow moms in the face of unexpected levels of wound -upness....

liz70 Fri 16-Sep-16 23:40:35

"Point made."

What point have you made, exactly? confused I wasn't aware that there were rules dictating what people call their female parents. They can call them whatever they choose. hmm

JeNeSuisPasVotreMiel Fri 16-Sep-16 23:41:14

If you are from Birmingham it's mom.

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