So, I reread Magic for Marigold and then read The Coming Storm (set in P.E.I. in the mid 20th century) by a modern Canadian author. The former book used “mum” (L.M. Montgomery characters usually use “mother,” otherwise they use “mum”). The latter book used “mom.” I feel like I’ve only heard Canadians Youtubers* say “mom.” … Continue reading Is It “Mom” or “Mum” for Canada?
When Brits get irritated with us about “their language” or us mentioning their accent: It’s our language too, and some of us are literally the same people. We literally have a ton more English speakers. And most to the point I’d heard (and have now confirmed), we actually have less of accent change than… Continue reading The Original English Accent