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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)

Elkieb Sun 13-May-12 11:04:28

If you ever asked where someone had gone the answer was 'Australia for chips' ??!
My mum would shout 'enjoy your trip', if you fell over. smile.

insancerre Sun 13-May-12 11:11:49

My dad used to 'go see a man about a dog' every Sunday
He used to call my brother ' a tit in a trance'
He used to answer the phone with 'battersea dog's home'
He used to tell people to 'pull up a pew' and he always liked a 'nice cup of rosy-lee'

Growlithe Sun 13-May-12 11:16:47

My dad, when one of us hurt ourselves - 'It'll be a pig's foot in the morning'. confused

Windandsand Mon 14-May-12 09:59:16

Insancerre, my dad used to answer the phone with' battersea dogs home ' as well!! Is your dad a Londoner?

They also had a horror of being out of work and said they would rather starve than "beg off the state". My dad would employ ex prisoners as he said once they had done there time and shouldn't have to go any lower.

'drawing attention to her or himself" at anyone being emotional
'foreign muck" any dish of food not meat and two veg. They used to laugh though so I think it was an inside joke as they were always abroad...

crazybubbasmummy Sat 18-Aug-12 19:32:43

When hurting leg or finger it was "you've got another one" smile or "I'll have to cut it off then" confused

MelanieSminge Sat 18-Aug-12 19:35:06

my dad used to answer the phone with' battersea dogs home
hehehe me and bro used to do that, it drove our mother insane....

GnocchiNineDoors Sat 18-Aug-12 19:36:36

My hair's a mess? "You look like the wild woman of Borneo" (sp?)

My room's a mess? "Its like Bey Route in here"

All the lights on? "Its like Blackpool Illuminations in here"

big fan of the simile, my DM.

GnocchiNineDoors Sat 18-Aug-12 19:37:48

Oh and my Uncle has always, and still, answers all telephone calls with "Heaven, God speaking"

LadybirdLipstick Sat 18-Aug-12 19:45:10

Gnocchi - those were all familiar to me too!

It's Beirut btw (coz of the damage from the bombing).
No idea about the mad woman of Borneo though. Who was she?

LadybirdLipstick Sat 18-Aug-12 19:47:43

Oh, and as well as a cup of Rosie-Lee (tea), it was also called a cup of 'Char'. No idea why. Maybe Char-lie = tea?

There was quite a bit of rhyming slang in our house anyway!

Anyone else for 'better out than in' when choking?

GnocchiNineDoors Sat 18-Aug-12 19:49:33

I know the location, and the reference, just had no idea on spelling (thanks, corrects self)


MrsKwazii Sat 18-Aug-12 19:50:04

"Stop crying or I'll give you something to cry about." confused

MelanieSminge Sat 18-Aug-12 19:51:21

'you look as though you have been dragged through a hedge backwards'

glammanana Sat 18-Aug-12 19:52:41

If I ever fell over and hurt my knee's or bled anywhere mum would says "don't worry it will be a pigs foot in the morning" ?? why !!!

EyesDoMoreThanSee Sat 18-Aug-12 19:52:44

eat it or leave it but DON'T play with it

better out than in

like it or lump it

JemimaPuddle Sat 18-Aug-12 19:53:10

When asking dad where mum has gone ( no matter where it was) it was always either "Timbucktoo" or "There and back to see how far it is!"
If my dad ever went anywhere it was "to see a man about a dog"

Rhubarb78 Sat 18-Aug-12 19:54:07

'too much laughing ends in crying' and 'do your best, saints can't do more' the latter always made me feel better about exams!

sausagewallet Sat 18-Aug-12 19:54:53

MrsKwazii my mum used to say that! And "don't pick your nose or your face will cave in"

Rhubarb78 Sat 18-Aug-12 19:55:44

My dad always used to 'see a man about a dog' too, I always got excited thinking we were getting a dog.

lalaloopylou Sat 18-Aug-12 19:57:29

My house my rules
You look like Sally gone for a living (when dressing up a young child)
The Wind will change and youll be stuck like that
Iffits- as in when we asked what's for dinner 'if its there you can have it'
Born in a barn(when not closing door)
You smell like the perfume counter at boots
Rabbit food=salad

thekidsarealright Sat 18-Aug-12 20:00:30

"It's time to fish or cut bait." (make your choice - my lovely Nan)

Whenever we asked my Mum what was for dinner she would say "bread and pull it."

gazzalw Sat 18-Aug-12 20:01:56

You're not as green as you are cabbage looking!

5madthings Sat 18-Aug-12 20:07:57

"stop sea sawing snot" whenever we sniffed!

and "i am going to bang your heads together" when my sister and were bickering.

my dad still answers the phone with "hello, this is the mad house, duty looney speaking" or " this is the fridge speaking, the answer machine is on holiday" hmm

ifancyashandy Sat 18-Aug-12 20:08:25

'What's for dinner mum?' 'Shit with sugar on'.

'Where's my (whatever)?' ' Up my arse'

She was a Head Teacher.....


Don't get pregnant.
You'll go to hell in a hand bucket.
I'm not your friend... I'm your mother.

LoosingBattle Sat 18-Aug-12 20:08:49

"I'll be there in two shakes of a dead lambs tail"

"It is better to be a little patient on the road than a little patient in the hospital" (from my gran after passing my driving test)

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