On Sat, 29 Dec 2012 17:04:27 -0500 Tony Rein <trein@...> wrote: > > By the way, is it Mom or Mum? English is not my primary language... Je > > parle en francais, mais je vis au Canada :) > > > > Merry Christmas! > > -Alexandre > > Bonjour Alexandre! > > I didn't see that you ever got an answer to the above question. The > answer is that it's both. "Mom" is American and "Mum" is British. I > don't know what they use in English Canada. It's normally spelled "Mom", but since Canadian English freely borrows "standard" spellings from both the States and Great Britain (we use -our, but also -ize, for example), it's a perfectly reasonable question. Pronounciation follows the American model, but in this case, as Lisi says, there's very little difference anyway.