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HaruTheBirds
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10:10 am, Nov 23 2011
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Usually, mom & dad

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MaskingTape
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10:32 am, Nov 23 2011
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Mommy and Daddy... o-o

CLouDFaeRie
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10:43 am, Nov 23 2011
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Mother: "Ma" (Cantonese) or "Ah ma" The way I say it, it weirdly sounds like grandma lol cause its kinda ... flat? I never address her as "Mama". I blame my sister; I picked it up from her. I use "Ma" and "Ah ma" when I'm going to speak Cantonese for most of the following sentences. But if I'm thinking in English I end up calling her mummy/mum/mom whichever I'm feeling.

Father: I mostly use "Ba" (Vietnamese) to address him. If I'm referring to him while talking to my mom I might call him "deh-dee" (my own Cantonese-ish bastardization of the word Daddy) or "Ah pa." I might say "Hey dad" to get his attention but not very often.

I've never called them "mother" or "father." When I'm talking to someone I like refer to them as mom/dad.

bigrazz and just for fun I call my maternal Grandma: "poa-poa" sounds like paw paw and Grandpa "gon-gon" gong gong emphasis on the go? I think.

Zathuria
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Ma and Pa, but in third person I say mom and dad.

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RattixEmpire
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11:32 am, Nov 23 2011
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For mum:
mum
mother
witchy
witch

and for dad:
dad
father
father figure
crusty old menis
pointy headed bastard
crusty
menis
bastard

we mostly use nick names for each other in my family, and although they seem very rude, it is meant in a loving and joking way and actually shows our respect for each other, my sister and i are comfortable enough around our parents that we insult each other, knowing that the other party will not take offense. It is also all in English

[edit: us kids have pretty bad nicknames that our parents call us and mum no longer signs her name as mum but draws a little witches hat with a giant nose pocking out from underneath it... i love my family]

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mangayours
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12:00 pm, Nov 23 2011
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mama or papa
but sometimes i call my mama with her name! biggrin

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mybackhurtz
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12:29 pm, Nov 23 2011
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daddy and mommy in vietnamese: ba and me(the sound is meh not mee)

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12:37 pm, Nov 23 2011
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@ RattixEmpire, i laughed so hard at that list.

I usually do that with my uncle, we call eachother names all the time in a funny manner, like idiot, imbecil, and many other names in portuguese, there's so many i couldn't possibly list them all.

I'm surprised so many people calling their parents Daddy and mommy or something along those lines.
Usually i call my mom just that, mom: Mãe. Recently i've been calling her by her name and for laughs i call her Luis or another portuguese male name.

MaZzAx
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12:52 pm, Nov 23 2011
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Lol, randomly saw this and thought what the heck~

Mostly, I call them mum and dad.

Sometimes if I'm in a silly mood I call them mother and father.

There are occassions when I use mummy and daddy like when I'm grateful for a big favour, feeling down, or I'm writing birthday/christmas cards etc

And very occassionally, in a jokey sort of situation I use their full names~

But I would NEVER call them anything rude, even if I'm furious.
And I think the majority of English people would probably call their parents in the same way.

Ballads
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1:18 pm, Nov 23 2011
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Mommy. Or if, you know, it's one of those days when I act completely childish, then Mimeeee~ That's san sheng diao for the first syllable and er sheng diao for the second, if you know Chinese anyway. Like all high-pitched like a three year-old, yeah, something like that. I don't know why I do it. If my friends catch me, they'll all just drop dead. And then for my papa, well, yeah, it's papa. No weird childish way of saying that.

japangirl401
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1:29 pm, Nov 23 2011
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I usually call my mom:
Maman
Madre
Mom
Mama biggrin

Findy
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1:33 pm, Nov 23 2011
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mama and papa ~

giinko
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1:44 pm, Nov 23 2011
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I call my father by his name and with my mother "mother".

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mizaki2100
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"Ma" and "Dad"...but during conversations, I just call them "You guys"

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alusandrea
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9:12 pm, Nov 23 2011
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Mother = Mama, or Mommy if I'm trying to be cute
Father and Stepfather=Daddy

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