Manchester or Mamchester? You’re twistin’ my melon mam!


O'Really?

The term Manchester is a misnomer, mutated from it’s original form. The name Mamchester might be more appropriate, but only if the pedants get their way.

The Man in Manchester is misleading and has little to do with Manhood or Masculinity. Instead, the word is thought to come from the name given to city by the romans of “Mamucium”, meaning breast-shaped hill. Somewhere down the line Mamucium morphed into Manchester and the Mam became a Man. That’s mam, not man, as in Mammary or as the Miserable Mancunian Morrissey put it,

Let me get my hands on your mammary glands.”

So don’t be a boob, remember the Man in Manchester is a Mam. Mamchester, you talk so hip, you’re twistin my melon man

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Director of Manchester School of Samba at http://www.sambaman.org.uk
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1 Response to Manchester or Mamchester? You’re twistin’ my melon mam!

  1. Bryn Webster says:

    Mam is probably not from latin…which used mater to mean mother… But from the older celtic languages…..mam stilo being used by Welsh speakers to this day 🙂

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