Post by ~misfit~ Post by M2T Post by Brian W Lawrence
I haven't heard before that new mom Claire, is now team principal,
and in fact she is still described as deputy on their website.
Sloppy journalism perhaps.
New "mom" ?? WTF
It's an interchangable spelling apparently. I'm British born
(Birmingham) and my mother always signs Xmas and B'day cards and
letters "Mom". It's more common in the US but not unknown in the UK.
"So in fact both 'mom' and 'mum' are words derived from the word 'mamma'
with early recorded usage back in the 1570s in England.
It's interesting to note also that there are regional differences across the
UK, in the Midlands the word 'mom' is sometimes used still (owing to
dialectical inflection) while in Northern Ireland 'mam' is in popular usage,
and recognized as an informal word for 'mother', with origins dating back to
the 16th century."
I guess Birmingham is near enough to the Midlands. ;)
Apparently USAians couldn't get their heads around the fact that their
female parents shared a pet name with dead Egyptian royalty so never use
'mummy' and 'mum' for their mothers. ;)
"Humans will have advanced a long, long way when religious belief has a cozy
little classification in the DSM*."
David Melville (in r.a.s.f1)
(*Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)