This mum has been constantly encouraging her young daughter to say the word ‘mama’, but it appears she has another favourite word. Aesthetician Allison Sherrill, 33, from Lake Stevens, Washington, US, was trying to get her nine-month-old daughter Emmarie to say ‘mama’. Unfortunately for Allison, Emmarie much prefers another word: ‘dada’. Allison said, “She says ‘dada’ a lot! I think my husband trains her secretly when I am at work.