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People Share Their Mom's Classic Catchphrase, And We're Taking Notes

Oh mom, at it again. We grew up hearing these things on a daily basis. And only once or twice did we want to rip our own skins off!


u/franc_the_bikesexual asked:

What is your mom's catch phrase?

Here were some of the snappy answers.


65 MPH

English is my mom's second language, so instead of saying "It's my way or the highway" my mom says "My way is the highway."

Goldfish_Crackerz

This Is Not A Democracy

Flouncing in from whatever excursion she was just on

"Any calls from my fan club?"

My brother and I are fist fighting to the death and tattling on one another

"Hit him back" (while casually flipping the page in her tabloid trash mag)

Something is unfair, children tell her they think so

"Thanks for sharing your opinion. I don't care."

F*cking love my mom.

crunchytinyfleurs

Panacea

"Are you drinking enough water?"

Headache? Drink more water. Upset stomach? Drink water. Bad grades? You need more water. Bone protruding from your knee? Drink some water, you'll be fine.

calinaxoxo

Multiple Choice

She runs through each of the kids' names before she gets to the one she actually wants to call.

"Ti-Jaa- Sarah!"

Lone_Ponderer

Recourse

"Finesse, not force"

I have to admit over the years it's helped me step back and take a breath before I end up breaking something to sh*t in frustration.

LittleBupBoy

You Tried It

"Big boy at night, big boy in the morning"

Would be said when I was trying to skip church by sleeping in after I had been out prowling late the night before.

cfthroaway2017

Nugs

Here are a few nuggets:

"You gotta plan your work and work your plan!" - she watches too much Dr Phil I think

"I'll slap them into next Tuesday!" - anytime someone gives her flack

"I had to give up smoking and drinking for four months while pregnant with you!" She's never smoked and doesn't really drink :)

And finally, for nostalgia... Everytime she would take me out shopping when I was young, we'd get back in the car to drive home and she'd look at me and exclaim, "We did good, bubby!"

ButWhatDoesItAllMean

Work For What You Deserve

She has so many, and I dunno why this is the one that comes up first in my mind, but she always says "if you can't open it, you don't deserve it." This phrase (which sounds a bit more whimsical in the original Serbian) goes for everything from bags of chips to those plastic packages school supplies come in. She shows no mercy when something's really hard to unwrap or pry apart.

I have subsequently gotten very good at opening hard-to-open things, and am now the go-to pickle jar guy.

etymologynerd

Strange Correlation

When something bad happens to me, she'll always try to correlate it to something unrelated.

e.g "You're sick? Probably because you spend so much time on your phone."

e.g "You scored badly for your tests? That's god showing you that you haven't been faithful to your parents."

I could go on but you get the drift.

zuliboy

Beaten By The Search

When looking for something mom told us to find, and we either legitimately couldn't find it, or we were being lazy: "If I find it, I'm going to beat you with it."

We had a good childhood, though.

IncompleteInsecure

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You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar, or so the saying goes.

The same can be said for your interactions with cops, most of whom are perfectly happy to let minor infractions slide––When was the last time you were actually ticketed for jaywalking?––provided you're not a total Karen should you interact them.

Your local police officer likely doesn't care about jaywalking or the fact that you went five miles over the speed limit unless you give him a reason to, as we learned when Redditor Takdel asked police officers: "What stupid law have you enforced just because someone was an a-hole?"

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