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Month: December 2012

Re: [trinity-users] English language spelling question

From: "E. Liddell" <ejlddll@...>
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2012 18:35:12 -0500
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.