The word Lieutenant is pronounced incorrectly by americans, it is a french word and to spell in phonetically in english one would write it as Leftenant.
So the yanks fail...sorry
Oh also mum has something to do with keeping your mouth shut about something...read examples
Mum's the words (the keeping your mouth shut part)
And all this argument about the correct way to spell it is nonsense. Why would you bother fighting about the right way to spell Mum/Mom, cheque/check or fiord/fjord? It's neither here nor there. And certainly saying it was Mum first isn't going to bring about a nation-wide reform on it's spelling in America, now, is it?
Yes Americans say Mom and this is right too
,but with all ths shit going on in the world its funny how much people get worked up over the spelling. Quite frankly say it the way you want because their both right
American= My mom is over there
....oh look theres not much differance