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Do you call her 'ma', 'mammy' or 'mum'?

Someone thinks it should be ‘ma’.

NO SELF-RESPECTING Crumlin lad would call his mammy “mum”, would he?

Not according to the person who ‘fixed’ this sign on Harry Street, where the statue of Thin Lizzy legend Phil Lynott usually resides.

Image: Doug Whelan

Lynott’s statue has been removed for repair work after it was damaged in May. Two men were arrested in connection with the incident.

So, what do/did you call your maternal unit?


Poll Results:

mam (600)
mum (321)
mom (278)
mammy (239)
mother (213)
ma (172)
Something else (59)







If you answered ‘something else’, let us know what you call her in the comments section.

NICE NAMES ONLY PLEASE! She is your mother after all…

Read more: Two arrested after Phil Lynott statue pushed over and seriously damaged>

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