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Thread: The history of "Mom," "Mum," and "Mother."

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    Stood at the coalface Fallen's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by anaemic_mind View Post
    To complicate it further, there's also a regional difference in the UK, which as a Southerner I wasn't aware of until I met my Midlands-born other half who calls his mother 'Mom'
    Yeah, pretty much this as far as the West Mids goes, and some of the other counties too: Staffordshire etc. I don't use 'mum', but mom. Mum and mummy are considered... soft and too upper class. Just sounds odd on the ear too. We've been using it since the Great Vowel shift.
    Last edited by Fallen; 10-28-2019 at 07:20 PM.

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