We mocked them for their silly expression as children, but as we’ve grown up, we’ve come to notice some of those awful and nonsensical phrases coming out of our own mouths. Get ready to celebrate your mum ahead of Mother's Day - read through our list of 10 cringe-worthy phrases you got from your mum!
This tidbit of advice has been passed down for generations, but makes little to no sense. Should you get into some kind of accident, surely the last thing to worry about is the state of your underwear. It’s fine to just tell us to always wear a clean pair, mum.
I’m not sure this helps me remember to close the doors. At all. Do farmers not shut barn doors? Wouldn’t the animals get out? Or foxes get in? Plus, I was just coming inside to grab something, I’m going back out! Jeez.
No one, really, but this line doesn’t make us feel any better. Least of all when exams are coming and homework is piling up, our part-time jobs are terrible and our crushes don’t even notice us. Can’t you tell us something nice instead?
Of all the ways to tell us off, this one hurts the most. I was going to say sorry for accidentally denting your car, but now I’m too depressed to talk. Time heals all wounds, except this doozy of a line.
If we’re talking paper money, technically, yes it does, mum. Because that’s where paper comes from.
I know it makes sense to wash the dishes straight away, but this line of reasoning doesn’t encourage me to do so.
Honestly, I can’t remember. We’ve been arguing for so long everything seems meaningless now. I give up. Actually, this one works. Touche, mum.
I understand picking up my toys is an important thing to do, but this reasoning is absolutely terrifying. You telling me this as a child has given me a phobia of tripping on something and hurting myself. Or someone else. Seriously, it keeps me up at night.
Yeah, maybe when you were our age kids had more respect for their elders. But that was before the internet. We have all the answers now, mum.
Now that I’m an adult myself, I realise you would never have actually done this. It would’ve been weird and disgusting and scarred us both for life.
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