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    Re: If "mom" means "mommy", then "mum" should mean "mummy"

    Both mom/mommy and mum/mummy are used in Canada. In my family it was mum/mummy.

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    #12

    Re: If "mom" means "mommy", then "mum" should mean "mummy"

    Re: Mammy in some American dialects.

    The last American I heard use mammy was Al Jolson. Best be careful about using it today. You might get punched.��
    Last edited by probus; 12-May-2019 at 12:52.

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    #13

    Re: If "mom" means "mommy", then "mum" should mean "mummy"

    Quote Originally Posted by Glizdka View Post
    Does it mean you use "mummy" to call your mother in BrE?
    Yes, we do. We rarely address the products of mummification.

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    #14

    Re: If "mom" means "mommy", then "mum" should mean "mummy"

    In my region of the UK, it's "mum/mummy". My friend from the Midlands (near Birmingham) uses "mom" (I don't know if she used "mommy" when she was a very young child). My Irish friend uses "mam/mammy".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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