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Sir, – I fully agree with Alan Fairbrother (September 6th) on the question of our dropping the Irish “mam” or “ma” in favour of first the Anglo “mum” and now the American “mom”.
I suppose it has to do with our obsession with sounding posh, and fear of, God forbid, sounding Irish ! – Yours, etc,

Raymond Kennedy
Dublin 5.

Your ma.

Mammy vs mummy (Irish Times letters page)

Card by Grand Grand