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RazzleDazz1e Wed 21-Mar-18 21:21:11

I actively cringe when I read this word.... although not if I hear it - must be used by an American/American sounding person otherwise it just sounds fricking weird!!

delilabell Wed 21-Mar-18 21:22:30

It's a Midlands word so we uabu

HighwayDragon1 Wed 21-Mar-18 21:22:47

Never move to the west midlands then, that's how they all​say it!

delilabell Wed 21-Mar-18 21:22:50

I don't know where the we came from!

GerdaLovesLili Wed 21-Mar-18 21:25:33

Didn't we just do this? www.mumsnet.com/Talk/_chat/3191029-am-i-the-only-one-who-s-utterly-gobsmacked-at-mom-cards

britespark1 Wed 21-Mar-18 21:25:55

I’m from the West Midlands and that’s just how we say it confused

CryingMessFFS Wed 21-Mar-18 21:26:04

There was a thread about this just a few days ago. Some parts of the UK (mainly West Midlands but some others) use Mom, it’s just the way they speak and there is nothing wrong with it, I don’t get the hate? I live in Birmingham, and my DH and children say ‘Mom’ and even though I’m originally from somewhere that uses ‘Mum’ I’ve never found it weird or cringey. 🤷‍♀️

StripySocksAndDocs Wed 21-Mar-18 21:27:21

Well this is déjà vu on speed.

reallybadidea Wed 21-Mar-18 21:28:34

Oh come on, not this again.

StarbucksSmarterSister Wed 21-Mar-18 21:29:16

I use it, my mom grew up in the Midlands. My granny always signed herself as Mom and she was Scottish.

I know someone who says "mother", which personally I hate but it's none of my business what she calls her parent.

YABU.

RazzleDazz1e Wed 21-Mar-18 21:30:13

News to me West Midlands.... learn something new every day!!

As for deja vu- I don’t have an encyclopaedic knowledge of every other thread posted :/

bridgetreilly Wed 21-Mar-18 21:31:09

YABU. People can call their mothers whatever they and their mother prefer.

RazzleDazz1e Wed 21-Mar-18 21:31:26

Just to clarify I don’t have ‘hate’ as such- just one of those things!

Creambun2 Wed 21-Mar-18 21:32:20

I've know plenty of people from the west midlands who don't use the term "mom".

Prettylovely Wed 21-Mar-18 21:35:23

I filled out my sons form for updating details for cubs the other day and was surprised in the contact details it said "Mom" for which part I had to fill out.

Cavender Wed 21-Mar-18 21:41:02

But even given that you didn’t know about the British usage of the word why would it bother so much?

Do you cringe when you hear maman, madre, mamma or mammy?

Or is it just American words you are rude about?

LastOneDancing Wed 21-Mar-18 21:43:02

Yes yes, everyone hates Birmingham accents and colloquialisms. We get it. TBH it's not the accent I'd have chosen but I scrape by day to day hmm

Duckswaddle Wed 21-Mar-18 21:48:07

I'm brummie and love our accent and local words grin to be honest, to me 'mum' sounds incredibly posh and I'd never use it, but plenty of people do shrug

BlancheM Wed 21-Mar-18 22:43:10

An ex used to do this. I asked him if it was his phone autocorrecting it and he said that's just how he spells it. He's from Sheffield! It's definitely 'mum' or even 'mam' round there.

Forevertired19 Wed 21-Mar-18 22:48:35

hmm do people have nothing better to do? I'm from the west mids and use 'mom'.
She's my mom not my mum. I'd never dream of calling her mum.

myusernameisnotmyusername Wed 21-Mar-18 22:48:48

I've moved to Birmingham and didn't know they said mom until I lived here. It doesn't really bother me although I'd rather dd said Mum just because it sounds 'right' to me (from east mids). But it doesn't sound weird or anything.

MissDuke Wed 21-Mar-18 22:49:16

Guys come on, the title was very obvious - if bored of the topic, why click? Not everyone has time to read every single previous post!

Anyway I dislike it too op.

OwlinaTree Wed 21-Mar-18 22:51:54

Yes I'm in West miss and it's often mom.

OwlinaTree Wed 21-Mar-18 22:52:07

West mids!

Onlyoldontheoutside Wed 21-Mar-18 23:43:19

The West midlands is bigger than just Birmingham so plenty of us use Mum.

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