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Happy Mother’s Day to all the beautiful women out there with children!
And to the most beautiful mother of all in my eyes, MY MOTHER!
Today’s entry in this blog is for all you mothers out there
…and my lovely readers too, of course!

Ever thought about the phrase ‘Mum’s the word’ and its meaning?
I did.
I have always thought it was telling you that mothers are the most important person in the world.

Well they are. However, that meaning is just how some people market it as.

The real meaning behind this phrase can be traced back to centuries ago. ‘Mum’ sounds like the expression ‘mmm’, as if you were making a sound with your lips sealed, which is trying to say; ‘Mmm’s the word’. That translates to keep silent and to not say anything.

In the play Henry VI, Part 2 by William Shakespeare, he uses this phrase in Act 1, Scene 2;

“Seal up your lips and give no words but mum.”

Of course, in this post I don’t want you to keep silent. In fact, I want YOU to go up to YOUR mum or any mums out there and wish her a very HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY and to tell her how much YOU LOVE HER! That’s right! Even if she’s not your mother, she’s still a mother and she is wonderful in her own way.

For everyone out there, mother or not, here are some great proverbs and quotes celebrating mothers;

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.

Oscar Wilde

A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best but his other the longest.

Irish proverb

God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.

Jewish proverb

A mother understands what a child does not say.

Jewish proverb

An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.

Spanish proverb

A man’s work is from sun to sun, but a mother’s work is never done.

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