Mammy vs mummy

 

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,

Grange Park Avenue,

Raheny,

Dublin 5.