My Grandma Hannah was the first person to introduce me to palindromes, words that read the same backward and forward. Her name, with its impeccable symmetry and simple syllables, still wins as my favorite palindrome. “Mom” is another favorite, though for different reasons. Sure, it was one of the first words I uttered and it holds powerful meaning in my life. But what really tickles me is that the word “MOM” when written in all upper-case letters spells “WOW.”
How perfect is that? Seriously.
Even though it wasn’t intentional when the word “mom” originated, moms are some of the most “wow-worthy” people in our lives. Not only because of their strong influence, but also because of their sage advice and unexpected witticisms.
We know that most of you have your favorite “Momisms,” quotes from a maternal figure that have truly wowed you. In honor of Mother’s Day, we’ve partnered with our friends at Mental_Floss to present a contest celebrating your favorite mom (and grandma) quotes, from the hilarious and sometimes embarrassing “I can’t believe she just said that” moments, to the heartwarming times when mom really did know best.
Mental_Floss and UncommonGoods will choose two wow-worthy winners on May 2, 2016 to take home the prizes, just in time for Mother’s Day!