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Mom and Mum and other Linguistic Oddities

All work and no play makes John a dull boy …. and let me tell you, it’s been too much work lately. So it’s time for some fun.

I was thinking the other day about the word “mom.” When Canadians (and denizens of jolly old England) say mom, it rhymes with gum. When Americans say “mom,” it rhymes with Tom.

Why?

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