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Catch phrases your parents often said....

Was/is there a catch phrase or something that you will never forget any of your parents always saying?

Like "I told you so"

Or

"What did you do now"
Fairydust · 46-50, F
kids are starving in Africa!
Now finish your dinner.
Emotionalbambi · 22-25, F
@Fairydust I always told my parents send my food over there then
Fairydust · 46-50, F
@Emotionalbambi I should have done that!! Haha 😆
LeeInTheNorthWoods · 70-79, F
@Fairydust Even if I eat this stuff, kids still will be starving in Africa. So, what's the point?

That argument never worked.
Mindfulness · 51-55
You'll have someone's eye out with that.

Stop crying or I'll give you something to cry for!

I'm not going to buy anymore fruit if you keep eating it!
SledgeHammer · 46-50, M
@Mindfulness yes I love it... that's a 3fer..
Lmao
SledgeHammer · 46-50, M
@Mindfulness .....and stay out of my room!

Lol
Tres13 · 51-55, M
If you don't eat yer meat, you can't have any pudding
How can you have any pudding if you don't eat yer meat?


not parents,Pink Floyd
SledgeHammer · 46-50, M
@Tres13 haha... no education
Great album... The Wall
Tres13 · 51-55, M
Dragonsballsack · 46-50, F
This is going to hurt me more that it is going to hurt you

🤔
Fairydust · 46-50, F
SledgeHammer · 46-50, M
@Dragonsballsack this is one I could never forget .. I just wish I had a good come back for it... never enough time to think of one thiugh...
Lol
redredred · M
My folks had five kids. My mothers most common catch phrase was “God give me strength”
SledgeHammer · 46-50, M
@redredred 5 kids will do that alright..

Lmao
SledgeHammer · 46-50, M
Close that refrigerator.. you're letting all the cold out...

Lmao
bowman81 · M
I will tell your Father when he gets home...........😥
SledgeHammer · 46-50, M
@bowman81 uh-oh...
Wait till your father gets home....
I always feared that one..

Lol
SirfurryanimalWales · 61-69, M
My grandmother
‘I have a bone to pick with you’
Meant you were in trouble.

Parents..
Come here to have your bottom walloped.
I’m going to hit you into the middle of next week
If you don’t stop crying I will give you something to cry about.
SledgeHammer · 46-50, M
@SirfurryanimalWales oh yes those were good ones... I remember..

Lol
Piper · 61-69, F
"Because I say/said so."
"One day you'll understand."
"If you don't watch out, your face is gonna stay that way."

Threat: "You just wait until you father gets home!"
Dragonsballsack · 46-50, F
@Piper the wind will change. .. i forgot about that one 😂
LeeInTheNorthWoods · 70-79, F
Oh yeah. "You're going out dressed like than, young lady."

Skip ahead 20 years, and I was saying something like that myself.
SledgeHammer · 46-50, M
@LeeInTheNorthWoods I have found myself saying the same things to my kids... I wonder how far back they come from....

Lol
NiftyWhite · 46-50, F
I (or you) need that like I (you) need another hole in my (your) head!

S/he has a face only a mother could love (referring to people/celebrities she found unattractive).

You can teach someone how to do something, but you can’t teach anyone how to care about anything.

Think positive! Or There’s nothing to worry about until there’s something to worry about.

They had a ton of coin phrases…. Lol
rfatoday · 61-69, M
@NiftyWhite Yeah, I heard that "hole in your/the head" saying as well.
SledgeHammer · 46-50, M
@NiftyWhite getting some serious flash backs here!

Lmao
rfatoday · 61-69, M
“If you don’t drink your milk the cow will cry!”. I remember my mom using that one.
SledgeHammer · 46-50, M
@rfatoday that's a good one..

Lmao☺️
SledgeHammer · 46-50, M
"You could have called to tell us you'd be late... I thought you were lying in a ditch somewhere"

Lol
GunFinger · F
If you have coffee at a young age you won't grow.
SledgeHammer · 46-50, M
@GunFinger haha...
I was told that about cigarettes
rfatoday · 61-69, M
When I was frustrated with something I might say (for example) "This stupid can won't open...". My dad would calmly say "Now how can a can be stupid"? I think he meant that to be rhetorical because he never expected me to answer. All I recall, however, was that it made me even more infuriated at whatever it was I was frustrated with.
SledgeHammer · 46-50, M
@rfatoday Rofl.....🤣
Elessar · 26-30, M
It's not exactly my parents', but here's a few:

- "In absence of clams, you'll eat even the (empty) shells"

- whenever someone declines an invitation: "Good, one less (to feed) and one more chair that remains available" (typical legendary Venetian hospitality)

- "(you have) a brain that not even crabs would eat"
Elessar · 26-30, M
@deadgerbil Venetian, I don't think Google even bothers coding a translator for it. On the other hand, we've got our regional Wikipedia (https://vec.wikipedia.org/)

Yes, it's quite different from Italian, so the Italian > English one won't work; Italian speakers who live more than 2h away from here would find it unintelligible too lol
deadgerbil · 22-25
@Elessar did you mean "[i]un[/i]intelligible too"?

It reminds me of this video, "the languages of Italy (not just dialects)"

[media=https://youtu.be/e34M6P1NXYM]
Elessar · 26-30, M
@deadgerbil * Yeah, my bad, fixed

And yeah 😅
Starcrossed · 41-45, F
My mom always used to exclaim 'son of a sea cook!'
Montanaman · M
"Go cut me a switch!"
SledgeHammer · 46-50, M
@Montanaman not the switch!
Yikes!
Is your tail still coming in? (When I didn't close door after walking into the house)

You make a better door than you do a window

Your eyes are bigger than your stomach
@midnightrose Haha, I'm familiar with the first one too. 😃 "Are you pulling your tail behind you?"
Elessar · 26-30, M
@midnightrose [quote]Is your tail still coming in? (When I didn't close door after walking into the house)[/quote]

Here whenever someone leaves a door open, it is "were you born in the coliseum?" 😅
SledgeHammer · 46-50, M
Dino11 · M
Just wait till your dad gets home. 😧
MethDozer · M
Because I said so
I gave you life and I can take ot from you
Wait till your father gets home
Don't make me turn this car around
Don't make me come back there.
Say what one more time.
The Not me ghost again?
SledgeHammer · 46-50, M
@MethDozer how about...
"You're going to make me crash this car..and were all going to hell together!"

Lol
SledgeHammer · 46-50, M
That was one from Bernie Mac.

Lmao
Coralmist · 36-40, F
"Some food is better than no food. "
(When we had tuna for dinner or soup)

"When you have your own house then you can do it your way. "

"When my mom asked me of something, it was Yes mom."
SledgeHammer · 46-50, M
@Coralmist .....and "Dont you give me that look"

Lol
*cringe* :

No price, it must be free then.

I'm good for an old man

Poor Mickey

Hunky Dory

Ready to roll

Calling his wife "Mother"

Addressing servers by their first name, especially women
ViciDraco · 36-40, M
"Work smarter, not harder"

"Want in one hand, shit in the other. See which one you get first"

"If it was a snake, it would have bit you."
SledgeHammer · 46-50, M
@ViciDraco my uncle would say..

You study long ...you study wrong
Blondily · F
Mom:
You made your bed now you have to lie in it.
Dad:
Everyone has the right to their own opinions.
SledgeHammer · 46-50, M
@Blondily oh man... rhe room is spinning...
I remember these so well
LeeInTheNorthWoods · 70-79, F
"Those dishes aren't going to wash themselves." There were many variations of this.
SledgeHammer · 46-50, M
@LeeInTheNorthWoods oh I remember this one...
Lmao

Or

"How long are you going to let that trash pile up before you decide to take it out"?

Usually followed by a smack on the back of the head..

Lol
Rolexeo · 26-30, M
"Stop eating all the food!"
SledgeHammer · 46-50, M
@Rolexeo lmao...
SledgeHammer · 46-50, M
@SledgeHammer .....yea and "Turn off the lights... you dont pay the bill's
Lmao
Rolexeo · 26-30, M
@SledgeHammer But I was like
GLITTER · 36-40, F
Give me the oofy doofy
SledgeHammer · 46-50, M
@GLITTER oofy doofy?

Lol
"Do as I say, not as I do."
SledgeHammer · 46-50, M
Dragonsballsack · 46-50, F
It takes two to tango!
SledgeHammer · 46-50, M
SledgeHammer · 46-50, M
For the last time
...Clean your room!
SledgeHammer · 46-50, M
Torsten · 31-35, M
"burnt food just means more flavor"
My mother would burn so much food and that was her excuse haha
LeeInTheNorthWoods · 70-79, F
@Torsten @Torsten OMG. My tough but sweet Irish-American mother-in-law, whom I dearly loved, burned the hell out of everything she cooked. Her hamburgers resembled hockey pucks. She would brag that there wasn't any "that juice" running out of them. 🤨❤️
SledgeHammer · 46-50, M
@LeeInTheNorthWoods Rofl....🤣
SledgeHammer · 46-50, M
@Torsten the burnt part is good for your teeth...

Lol
"Oh, you don’t know what’s good !”(with a food I didn’t like)
“I will put you all out right here !” (while driving on the freeway—Mom denies she said this but at least three of us remember)
GunFinger · F
Have a nap or else the Indians will put you inside their clothes (saree) and kidnap you.😬
SledgeHammer · 46-50, M
SledgeHammer · 46-50, M
@GunFinger this one is new to me.

Lol
Thevy29 · 36-40, M
"You're a f#cking lazy useless c#nt!" Thanks Mum. 😒

"If a girl smiles at you she wants to f#ck you" OMG! Dad. 😯
SledgeHammer · 46-50, M
@Thevy29 lmao
SledgeHammer · 46-50, M
"When we get into the market,dont start grabbing stuff because I'm not buying you anything today, DO YOU HEAR ME!?"
May the dog count your teeth.

May the dog lick your chin (not so frequent 😆)

You lazy nit.

Hier oben logisch denken
TexChik · F
When mom got angry…” got down in the side of a ditch!”

And daddy “ that thing won’t fix itself now will it ?”
mom...you rascalls are getting on my last nerve!

afrikaans...julle maaifoedies maak my senuwees klaar!
SledgeHammer · 46-50, M
My dad,(may he rest in peace), would often say...
"No way Jose"

I think he forgot my name...
😏
Fairydust · 46-50, F
If you don’t eat your crusts, you won’t get curly hair….

I have curly hair lol 😝
Emotionalbambi · 22-25, F
I used to pull nasty faces so they said if the wind changes you will stop like That
Yes, my Mother uttering the phrase that terrified me…”I got a bone to pick with you!”
Dragonsballsack · 46-50, F
You are going to grow up to be a fisherman's wife!
goliathtree · 56-60, M
If wishes were fishes, we'd all have a fry.
SledgeHammer · 46-50, M
Did you bring enough for everyone?

Lol
AthrillatheHunt · 51-55, M
“It wasn’t meant to be “ - mom
goliathtree · 56-60, M
Who has been drinking my bourbon?
SledgeHammer · 46-50, M
Who took my last beer .... DAMMIT!

🥺 👈🙄

 
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