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rebecca 04-30-2012 02:25 PM

Do you usually call you mother 'mom' or is that just a KP thing, due to the high percentage of Americans here?

chelseki3 04-30-2012 02:27 PM

Okay, I sometimes call her "Shelda", which is her real name, and I only call her "mom" if I'm saying "thank you" to her because I get really awkward when it comes to saying "thank you" or "please" or "sorry" in the Real World, not in the Internet World. Most of the time, I call her "mum" or "mother". :p Basically, I like spelling "mom" the American way even though in my writing my teacher writes a little note saying please spell "mum" with a "u". :rolleyes:

MaryElizabeth 04-30-2012 07:53 PM

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Originally Posted by chelseki3 (Post 281266)
Okay, I sometimes call her "Shelda", which is her real name, and I only call her "mom" if I'm saying "thank you" to her because I get really awkward when it comes to saying "thank you" or "please" or "sorry" in the Real World, not in the Internet World. Most of the time, I call her "mum" or "mother". :p Basically, I like spelling "mom" the American way even though in my writing my teacher writes a little note saying please spell "mum" with a "u". :rolleyes:

Your teacher would rather you spell it in the English way? Would it really matter, though? I would get annoyed if I wrote "mum" and the teacher didn't approve. That's just preposterous.

MBelle 04-30-2012 08:00 PM

My Mom would not like it if I called her by her first name.

LaurenM 04-30-2012 09:01 PM

I don't think my mother will mind if I called her 'Vikki'. But I've never called her that, just 'Ma', half of the Chinese term of 'mother'. It originally is 'Mama'

rebecca 05-01-2012 11:20 AM

The English word, not spelling is Mum. Mom isn't used. The teacher would correct her, because it isn't an English word.

wildwolf 05-02-2012 07:09 AM

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Originally Posted by rebecca (Post 281691)
The English word, not spelling is Mum. Mom isn't used. The teacher would correct her, because it isn't an English word.

It is a word. Mum and Mom are both endearing terms for 'mother'.

LaurenM 05-02-2012 10:25 AM

It isn't a British word, it's an American word.

chelseki3 05-02-2012 12:02 PM

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Originally Posted by LaurenM (Post 282246)
It isn't a British word, it's an American word.

"Mom" is a American word, and "Mum" (which is pronounced differently from "mom") is a British word. :D This grammar/spelling is complicated...

chelseki3 05-02-2012 02:29 PM

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