Wednesday, May 17, 2006


I meant to post this on mother's day but here it is now:

One of the most endearing things you'll hear in Bermuda is how Bermudians refer to their mothers. It’s never mother or mom or mommy but always momma. It never changes, now matter how old they are. It’s always my momma, your momma, her momma or his momma. Grandmothers are not spared either; they're referred to as my momma's momma. Quite a mouthful, but it definitely puts a smile on your face hearing a 30 or 40 something year old Bermudian calling their mom's or even their friend's mom, momma. You’ll never hear that anywhere else.

So to all you momma's out there, happy belated momma's day. Hope it was a good one !


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