Do not be mislead by my blog name; I am not American.
I come from a little town in Oxfordshire, England – an hours drive from London.
Typing ‘mommy’ has always made more sense to me as it begins with ‘mo’ just like ‘mother’.
Typing ‘mammy’ usually makes its way into my spelling too, as ‘ma’ relates to ‘maternal’ or ‘mammary glands’ which us women use to nurture and protect our children.
What do you think? I thought that by typing ‘mummy’ I was continuously making a Scooby-doo reference or a similar kind of thing.
Spelling, to me, does matter. It is the basis of our bonds. Languages often do not make a lot of sense; for example the English pronounce words such as rICE, mICE, dICE, and then leave words such as police to be said as ‘poleese’.
If there is one thing I swear by, it is the teaching of proper language unto my daughter Arwen. It saddens me how much distortion/ slang is thrown around. Unpleasant curses reek in the air and the grammar and sophistication of our now and future generations are rapidly declining.
Comment what you think, I am eager to know your thoughts