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?
It's Mom really ??????????
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Neither. It's "Mom".
If I'm writing anything about my mother, it's because of a subpoena. I'd use her proper name.
I would go with "mama" because it's easier for a little one to write and remember.
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
I would say mother.
There's always one
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.
You're right. If you see some of my comments below, you'll see why I was asking.
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.
I go with mama.
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.
I agree! Mama does look like infant babble!
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.
I literally used to call my mother "m-a-m-a" (spelled out loud.) I was a strange child.
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
(is) the "cool mom."
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?"
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."
I'd be more likely to use mom.
I've never used either...
I only use mom, mother and her first name.
Same. Just Mom.
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.
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.
There are thousands of words I never use but know how to spell.
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".
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...
... 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.
Momma is simply a variant of mama.
Mother. She was not a very warm person.
:/ sorry to hear that.
If you had to spell the word though, how would you spell it?