same title, spelled correctly…..

Ok, so I don’t know if Friend Connie is the only one who had the guts to come out with it but she brought to my attention in such a loving way that my spelling has something to be desired. She was right though, for I went to the dictionary and nowhere in there is such thing as ‘momma’. It is ‘mamma’. So, I am sure you all knew this and didn’t say a word about it. I have to apologize to you and even more apologize to my own ‘Mamma’. I have always called her ‘Momma’ all of these years on every card I wrote to her, e-mail, you name it, I have been spelling my own ‘mamma’s’ name wrong. Connie, thank you….I needed that.

So, same title, spelled correctly…….what do you think?

January 30, 2010 - 5:01 pm

Leanne - What do I think? I always thought it was your cute nickname for mamma. You know, like so many families have different names for grandmas: nana, nanny, granny, nona…on and on. I just thought the Lasher way was momma.

So whether you are loving people’s moments or comments, and whether you are momma or mamma, you are pritty stunkin’ kute!

January 30, 2010 - 8:16 pm

Gina - Well, names are a personal thing. They can be spelled any number of ways. Gina could also be spelled, “Gena”. Neither way is right, it’s just personal. I always thought of nicknames in the same way…
So, I figured “Mom” was just turned into “Momma” and I was cool with that. My dictionary actually says that “Momma” is just a varied form of “Mama”. I always called my grandpa, “Poppo”… not really a word except in our family. Every family has their own versions of titles. So, I don’t think you were wrong… and if you have always called your mom, “Momma” I would not change it now. That is who she is. A blog is a very personal thing, and there are many people out there who use varied forms of words or titles and that is what makes it unique to that person. As far as I’m concerned, you could spell it, “Lmohma” and still call it, “Mama”.

No matter what… when you talk I listen, Momma!

February 1, 2010 - 1:36 am

Brenda - I think either is fine. “Momma” reminds me of “Mommy” which I think is adorable for a young child. I thought “Momma” was the grown up version. I wonder if Gramma and Grampa are in the dictionary? I never said Grandma or Grandpa. Always Gramma and Grampa. I think names are whatever you want to make of them!

Whatever you use, I think it’s cute. And besides, at least people can pronounce it. Try explaining “Arend… as though you’re running an errand” to people a couple times a week!

February 4, 2010 - 1:59 am

Sandy at God Speaks Today - I came over to meet my identical twin. Thanks so much for affirming my posts and my writing. It means more to me than you know.

And the whole momma/mamma thing…I didn’t know one spelling was wrong and the other was right. I just thought it was preference.

Can’t wait to read more of your stuff. Let me know when we are “on the same page” and I will hop over!!!


February 20, 2010 - 5:35 am

Laurel - At our house … I am Mama and my dear husband is Papa. My dear daddy has always been Grampa (not grandpa).

Nothing “wrong” about Momma. Nothing at all.

Mama of 13

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