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I noticed some people in England called their father Poppa. I know many of you call your mother Mum. My curiousity was tickled. Where were you raised and how do you address your mother and father.

I was raised in South Central US and I address them as Momma and Daddy when speaking to them.

Would anyone like to help satisfy my curiosity? How do you or did you address your parents?
 

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i refer to my mother as mommy and when speaking to her i say mom.

when i speak of my father i generally say father or dad. i do not have a relationship with him now, but as a child i said dad.

i grew up in just outside of indianapolis, Indaiana. (U.S. for those who do not know)
 

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mom and a******

Since my mom is now a grandmom I have been calling her Nonna ( as my son does )

I don't call my in-laws anything - anyone else with this problem? I've actually talked to them about this and laughed, I'm not comfortable calling them mom and dad ( even though I'm closer with them then my own family )

I usually address them as mom-mom and pop-pop - they think it's pretty funny

I live in PA.
 

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I say "maman" to my mother when speaking to her, and "pappa" when adressing my father. French and Norwegian, respectivly.
 

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I grew up in Connecticut, USA and I say Mom and Dad or Daddy. Though interestingly, I called my grandfather (on my dad's side) Papa. Don't know why.

(Edited to explain "CT")
 

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Mom and Dad. I'm from Nebraska.

My bf's daughter calls him Papa, though. Don't know where that came from, but it's awfully darn cute. She was born in Nebraska, too.
 

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I grew up calling mine mom & dad, now I call them collect!
Ok, really, as I've gotten older I call my mom Mommy, mum, mommo, hey lady, mumsie, you name it same with my dad, daddio, pops, popsicle, etc...you get the idea. I'm just a big goofus now!


My kids on the other hand call me momma. I really don't where it came from either, I guess they just kept it after they spoke it the first time.
 

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My mother is Mom when I'm speaking to her and Mother when I'm speaking about her. My father is most always Father. The guy that helped me out when I ran away I call Dad.

When I'm talking to the household animals and referring to myself, I'm Momma.

I was raised in Southern California.
 
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