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01-12-2012, 05:58 PM
If "Mom" = "Mum"...
(01-12-2012 04:41 PM)Percepticon Wrote:  
(30-11-2012 01:46 AM)Erxomai Wrote:  ...does "Mommy" = "Mummy?" Huh

I have had it revealed to me as I had a fascinating evening of alteration, that the world should not be divided by race, creed, gender, etc., etc.. No, rather, instead, the world is indeed divided by two kinds of people: Those who say "mum" and those who say "mom."

Which shall ye be? On whose side will you stand at the Last Great Day?




So I saw this title and said, "Ok, this has got to be Erx again, and now he's gonna' ask, "Does that mean Dom = Dum?" I was reeeeaaallllly surprised you didn't...and you're lucky, because now I won't have to trounce you. Sleepy

I've only heard "Mum" used by British-English speakers. I grew up with 'Mom' and 'Ma' and since moving to Florida 12 years ago occasionally call her 'Mama.'

Why would you even have that thought in your head. You're obviously jealous of Dom's intellect.

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01-12-2012, 07:13 PM
RE: If "Mom" = "Mum"...
(01-12-2012 05:58 PM)Erxomai Wrote:  
(01-12-2012 04:41 PM)Percepticon Wrote:  So I saw this title and said, "Ok, this has got to be Erx again, and now he's gonna' ask, "Does that mean Dom = Dum?" I was reeeeaaallllly surprised you didn't...and you're lucky, because now I won't have to trounce you. Sleepy

I've only heard "Mum" used by British-English speakers. I grew up with 'Mom' and 'Ma' and since moving to Florida 12 years ago occasionally call her 'Mama.'

Why would you even have that thought in your head. You're obviously jealous of Dom's intellect.

No, dear Erx, it's because you are chock full of dumbfuckery; I'm certain you were the little kid who dipped little girls' pigtails in the inkbottles.... if someone *else* started a thread with this title, it would not have crossed my mind at all. *yawn*

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01-12-2012, 07:19 PM
RE: If "Mom" = "Mum"...
When I was a little boy I called my mother (Mum) Muzzer. Heart
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01-12-2012, 10:49 PM
RE: If "Mom" = "Mum"...
Marmie.







Stop looking at me like that!

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02-12-2012, 04:09 PM
RE: If "Mom" = "Mum"...
More than you ever wanted to know about mom vs. mum:

http://dialectblog.com/2011/04/07/mom-mum-mam/

Stewie offers a useful compendium of mother-related forms of address here:




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02-12-2012, 06:58 PM
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(02-12-2012 04:09 PM)cufflink Wrote:  More than you ever wanted to know about mom vs. mum:

http://dialectblog.com/2011/04/07/mom-mum-mam/
Yup, waaay more.

I followed that trail all the way to British Library audio from by Brummie birthplace.

Nostalgia-tripping.

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03-12-2012, 02:03 AM
RE: If "Mom" = "Mum"...
(02-12-2012 06:58 PM)DLJ Wrote:  
(02-12-2012 04:09 PM)cufflink Wrote:  More than you ever wanted to know about mom vs. mum:

http://dialectblog.com/2011/04/07/mom-mum-mam/
Yup, waaay more.

I followed that trail all the way to British Library audio from by Brummie birthplace.

You're a glutton for punishment. Tongue

So Brum is Birmingham, and Brummie refers to a denizen of the place and also the local dialect. I didn't know that!

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03-12-2012, 02:22 AM
RE: If "Mom" = "Mum"...
(03-12-2012 02:03 AM)cufflink Wrote:  ...
So Brum is Birmingham, and Brummie refers to a denizen of the place and also the local dialect. I didn't know that!

You need to add that to the What I Learned Today thread.

And then hang your linguistic-genius head in shame.
To think you used to be someone I looked up to.
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03-12-2012, 02:26 AM
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Sorry guys, but it's been a while since I've posted a QI clip (wait... no, it hasn't, oh, well...)

Here's a bit on accents (and yeah, a Geordie accent is one of the ugliest things you can hope to hear... or maybe it's just that the only Geordie I've known was a major b***ch):




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03-12-2012, 06:20 AM
RE: If "Mom" = "Mum"...
(03-12-2012 02:22 AM)DLJ Wrote:  
(03-12-2012 02:03 AM)cufflink Wrote:  ...
So Brum is Birmingham, and Brummie refers to a denizen of the place and also the local dialect. I didn't know that!

You need to add that to the What I Learned Today thread.

And then hang your linguistic-genius head in shame.
To think you used to be someone I looked up to.
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Whoa, that's pretty harsh, dude. Dodgy

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