Mother’s Day 2022: SHOCKINGLY LOW number of Geordies who still use ‘Mam’ over ‘Mum’
You’d think more than this number of Geordies still call their mothers ‘Mam’
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As Newcastle and the North East celebrates Mother's Day, it emerges that a dwindling number of Geordies still call their mothers 'Mam'.
It has been revealed that just 35% of people in the North East of England use the term 'Mam'.
The region still, unsurprisingly, records the highest percentage of people who use the term across the country but many may have thought it would be more common.
The research, carried out by drinks company Fentimans, looked into what people across the UK call their mothers.
'Mum' was the most common affectionate abbreviation used.
Wales joined the North East in the use of 'Mam', recording the second-highest popularity for the term with 13%.
Another surprise in the research came in the Midlands, where the American term 'Mom' even cropped up in findings.
Ahead of Mother's Day 2022, NewcastleWorld brought the Mum vs Mam debate to the people of Newcastle.
Marion and Ian said: "Definitely Mam! Our daughter lives down South and she finds it very difficult to find a card with Mam on.
"So she gets a personalised one with Mam on."
Mandy said: "In the Midlands where I come from, Stoke-on-Trent, we've got Mum, but a few miles up the road it's Mom, but here it's Mam.
"My kids were born here so they say Mam.
"I've noticed the cards in the shops have the different spellings!"
Alison said: "Mam for me... my sister calls her Mum but it's Mam for me."