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MachoMatt84 October 22nd, 2014 7:43pm

You're writing something about your mom for whatever reason (it really doesn't matter). Which of these two spellings would you personally be more likely to write?

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jamichl Seattle
10/22/14 10:20 pm

Neither. It's "Mom".

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presrvd Phoenix
10/22/14 7:42 pm

If I'm writing anything about my mother, it's because of a subpoena. I'd use her proper name.

EarlyBird Portland
10/22/14 3:16 pm

I would go with "mama" because it's easier for a little one to write and remember.

WildRice With a side of sass
10/22/14 2:38 pm

I clearly went with momma. When addressing my own I call her mom. I always thought mama went with mamasita haha I don't know why

susanr Colorado
10/22/14 2:00 pm

I wouldn't use either to describe my own mother, but since you seem to be asking which way we'd spell the word you have in mind, it would be Mama. I don't really see what difference it makes, though; they're just variants of the same thing.

MachoMatt84 Mountain climbing
10/22/14 7:16 pm

You're right. If you see some of my comments below, you'll see why I was asking.

MachoMatt84 Mountain climbing
10/22/14 1:46 pm

BTW, this question is inspired by a small debate I had with Mrs Macho. She has our kids call her this and she spells it "mama". I spell it "momma". I personally use "mom" when referring to my own mom though.

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bethanyq Ess Eff
10/22/14 1:38 pm

I can't see myself referring to my mom that way unless it's as an intentionally exaggerated colloquialism. In the unlikely event I used it, I'd go with "momma." "Mama" reads to me as infant babble.

MachoMatt84 Mountain climbing
10/22/14 1:47 pm

I agree! Mama does look like infant babble!

Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/22/14 1:36 pm

I voted Momma, because the little dinosaur used to call his dad "Notdamomma", but really I wouldn't use either of these. Just Mom. My wife calls hers "Mama", because that is how you write and spell "Mom" in German.

kermie gaytopia
10/22/14 1:32 pm

I literally used to call my mother "m-a-m-a" (spelled out loud.) I was a strange child.

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bethanyq Ess Eff
10/22/14 1:40 pm

We've been calling my mom by her first name (or really, a diminutive form of her first name), gosh, since we were teens. Most people think it's weird. That's just the relationship we have with her. Growing up all our friends loved our mom. She was

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/22/14 1:40 pm

(is) the "cool mom."

SaintAnger sumkindamonster
10/22/14 1:56 pm

I call my mom her first name all the time. A few years ago my sister had a baby shower where we invited relatives whom I hadn't seen in a while. When I called by her first name, my aunt (moms sister) was like, "you really let them call you by name?"

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/22/14 2:01 pm

Hahaha for us I think it's a goofiness that definitely runs in my mom's side of the family. For instance, her sister's name is Karen and we often call her "Special K."

imanag My heaven on Earth
10/22/14 1:15 pm

I'd be more likely to use mom.

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/22/14 1:00 pm

I've never used either...
I only use mom, mother and her first name.

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krayzewolf New Hampshire
10/22/14 1:04 pm

Same. Just Mom.

kermie gaytopia
10/22/14 1:33 pm

I think everyone here is missing the forest for the trees. He isn't asking what you call your mom. Just how would you spell the word--mama or momma.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/22/14 1:37 pm

Well, the thing is... If I don't use either, I wouldn't spell them out...

I chose the latter, but I don't have a strong preference for it.

kermie gaytopia
10/22/14 1:45 pm

There are thousands of words I never use but know how to spell.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/22/14 1:49 pm

The question asks which we'd be more likely to write. As I initially stated, it is unlikely that I would write either. I am thoroughly capable or writing either "mama" or "momma".

MachoMatt84 Mountain climbing
10/22/14 1:51 pm

Kermie is correct. I personally use mom as well. My wife has our kids call her "mama", spelt that way too. I spell it "momma" though.

It stemmed from a convo in which she said that "sometimes the way the kids say mama it's like a four letter...

MachoMatt84 Mountain climbing
10/22/14 1:52 pm

... word. Oh wait, it actually IS a four letter word!" Then I said "isn't it spelt momma?" She then corrected me and then I put this poll up.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/22/14 1:54 pm

Momma is simply a variant of mama.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/22/14 12:59 pm

Mother. She was not a very warm person.

kermie gaytopia
10/22/14 1:34 pm

:/ sorry to hear that.

If you had to spell the word though, how would you spell it?