Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Amanda)
    It's mom.
    Ok i'll let you off because Mom is an americanism.

    but its when english people use it.
    i can understand how regional accents change how you say it but i'm mainly talking about the spelling of it.

    seriously your gonna have problems on mothers day buying cards from clintons if you want it to say mom.

    Grrrrrr it makes me so angry *ranting*
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by cheeseinthedraw)
    Why do you do it??????
    Because I'm American
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Yer maw, or ma' if you're being polite
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I kind of agree. No one's going to stop me calling my dad 'pops', though.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    I say mam. Southerner with a northern family, I come out with all sorts.
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by cheeseinthedraw)
    Ok i'll let you off because Mom is an americanism.

    but its when english people use it.
    i can understand how regional accents change how you say it but i'm mainly talking about the spelling of it.

    seriously your gonna have problems on mothers day buying cards from clintons if you want it to say mom.

    Grrrrrr it makes me so angry *ranting*
    Yay, I get off the hook.

    But yes, English people using it seems.. odd. I have to stereotype you guys somehow, and it ruins everything if they don't say "mum" :p:
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by pcok)
    In Newcastle it's "mam".
    :ditto:

    Always been Mam.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Apollinariya)
    You can't be anywhere near Birmingham then...
    Coventry
    So quite near birmingham actually :P
    Offline

    2
    (Original post by anteguardian)
    Dont know which wacky part of the west midlands your from... but im from the west midlands, and ive NEVER heard anyone use 'mom' (apart from you :p: )... everyone i know have used 'mum' :yep:
    Birmingham and the Black Country :confused:

    Maybe it's different in rural Shropshire/Herefordshire or something... if not, how can you live in the West Midlands and never heard 'mom'?
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I call mine mater.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Ja, I say mum or mother.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Mum Mom. I just say "oi *****"
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by D-Day)
    Because I'm American
    2nd page = stalker.
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    Couldn't agree more. It's definitely 'mum' (mam is acceptable if you're northern). There's no place for 'mom', whether you're a Yam-Yam* or a Yank!

    *Yam-Yam = somebody from the west midlands!
    Offline

    2
    (Original post by Bluelight)
    This irritates me to no end. I dont mind people saying mum, mummy, mother, mam etc, because people are actually brought up to say these not just suddenly adopt an american term for a family member. I live in the west midlands for uni (notts) and nobody says mom so thats utter tosh.
    Oh dear.

    (Original post by EssexDan86)
    Couldn't agree more. It's definitely 'mum' (mam is acceptable if you're northern). There's no place for 'mom', whether you're a Yam-Yam* or a Yank!

    *Yam-Yam = somebody from the west midlands!
    Incorrect, someone from the Black Country. I'm from Birmingham and I freely dole out 'Yam Yam' as a term of abuse to our thick skinned and dimwitted Westerly neighbours
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Who the **** cares?
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    In the North, they say pants instead of trousers, too. Horrific!
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    I use mum.
    Sometimes I call her mother bear.
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by DancinBallerina)
    I say Mother Hubbard, Mum, Mummy - what ever to get my mum's attention tbh lol
    why would u call your mom like that?
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I call her ma' or mum.
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Has a teacher ever helped you cheat?
    Useful resources
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Write a reply...
    Reply
    Hide
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.