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Parent's sayings you still remember

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DeadRisingPies Wed 11-Apr-12 18:56:02

Mum: 'You'll think an elephant's kicked you one day' (still waiting)

Dad: 'You can't be pretty AND clever' (thanks, Dad)

OneOfMyTurnsComingOn Wed 11-Apr-12 18:57:09

"I want never gets"

HangingGarden Wed 11-Apr-12 19:03:17

"You'd laugh to see a pudding crawl

"Red shoes, no knickers

"Didn't know whether to sh*t shave or haircut

"Too clever for your own good

"Want some bread with that butter?

Mama1980 Fri 20-Apr-12 07:56:54

'dress to impress but be prepared to go down with the ship'
'if you can pinch a inch lose it' grin both my wonderful nan, she's the voice in my head

CornishKK Fri 20-Apr-12 08:02:47

"You smell like a whore's handbag". My Mum grin

ginmakesitallok Fri 20-Apr-12 08:03:51

"At least they are clean and paid for.."

SkinnyVanillaLatte Fri 20-Apr-12 08:04:27


ginmakesitallok Fri 20-Apr-12 08:04:36

Oh and when asked "Is that for me?", the answer was ALWAYS - "No it's for Catriona McGuire"

ithaka Fri 20-Apr-12 08:05:05

'Birds in their little nests agree' whenever me and sis were fighting. oooh, still annoying!

SkinnyVanillaLatte Fri 20-Apr-12 08:05:20

'Who's she? The cats daughter?"

Windandsand Sun 13-May-12 03:11:14

Beggars can't be choosers
You have to break them to eat them - about biscuits
Sunny jim - usually when cursing others driving
He's a bit light on his loafers - anyone they thought was gay, however they and their friends very tolerant , much more than people now I think, natuarally t

Windandsand Sun 13-May-12 03:13:01

Oops! Tolerant ..

SucksToBeMe Sun 13-May-12 03:18:48

Love few

WMDinthekitchen Sun 13-May-12 04:44:53

Mother - 'If you can't fight, wear a big hat.'
Father - ' No-one can make a million £ without being dishonest.'
Father - 'Stop your giggling, you'll be crying in a minute.'

KatOD Sun 13-May-12 05:06:04

"It'll be better before you're married" (grandad). Not massively comforting when you're 7 and have fallen over!

AntsMarching Sun 13-May-12 06:32:51

A clean car is a happy car (or insert whatever needed cleaning, e.g. Hair, teeth, clothes, room)

inmysparetime Sun 13-May-12 06:43:00

"look at the boat on that" (whenever one of us had a grumpy face)
"up there for thinking, down there for dancing, common sense will prevail"
"she's at the chip shop" (whenever we asked where mum had gone - one time he said this on an aeroplane)

MarieFromStMoritz Sun 13-May-12 06:48:30

He's a bit light on his loafers

What a lovely image grin. And not at all offensive. At least, I don't think it is.

ErnesttheBavarian Sun 13-May-12 07:03:39

You're like one o'clock half struck.

Let the dog see the rabbit.

You get what you're given. ( usually paired with I want never gets).

Hold your horses.

Mil/fil - up here for thinking, down there for dancing (wtf?)
Cough up chicken.

The atter 2 are from my weird Kent in laws. The 1st 4 from my learly saner nrth east family.

ErnesttheBavarian Sun 13-May-12 07:08:11

Just read spare time also got the up here for thinking one. You from kent?

Oyrs always used to say who's she the cat's mther ( nt daughter) it was really annoying, constanty getting told off for saying she. Why??

One my mum used to mutter when driving, which i do now is 'Gan canny, bonny lad' I've lost much of may accent, but there it pops back out, oh and frequently yelling the kids to pull their finger out/ howay man, depending....

lovebunny Sun 13-May-12 07:11:10

mum: i'll give you something to cry about

gran: cough it up it might be a piano

Tigresswoods Sun 13-May-12 07:17:43

"Every time you cry a little fairy dies"


inmysparetime Sun 13-May-12 07:25:07

Ernest no, West London, but dad is Irish.
I just remembered one from my grandad though:
"laugh and the world laughs with you, cry, and you cry alone"

Homebird8 Sun 13-May-12 07:29:27

You're pots fer rags you are!

Hay's what horses eat.

This and better may do, this and worse'll never!

inmysparetime Sun 13-May-12 07:31:06

"look after the pennies, the pounds'll look after themselves"

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