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Random shite your parents tell you with utter conviction...

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CharleyDavidson Sun 15-Jan-17 17:18:28

but that you know is bollocks!

My Mum insists that anything that you can inherit genetically from your family always skips a generation.

My Mum's blood is negative. As is mine. She asserts that I must have inherited that from my Grandmother. And she must have inherited hers from her grandmother.

Bonkers. I know that genetic traits can skip generations, but not always and not with such predictability. But she won't have it.

issynoho Sun 15-Jan-17 17:19:35

That life is harder for my SAHD brother than it was for me as a SAHM 😡

OublietteBravo Sun 15-Jan-17 17:24:52

That my DC should wear more 'grown up' clothes and stop wearing the comfortable leggings/jogging bottoms that they love. Apparently they 'aren't small children anymore.'

DD is 12 and DS is 10

I was dressed in skirts/blouses at that age. Usually in pink or purple. I'm 41 and still refuse to have any pink clothing.

MrsMeeseeks Sun 15-Jan-17 17:24:55

My MIL told me she'd emailed some photos of my DS to her friend's daughter, "but don't worry - I got her to email them straight back to me when she'd finished looking at them".

furbaby Sun 15-Jan-17 17:27:11

Not genetic but we always told our daughter that sheep that live on hills always have 2 legs shorter so they don't fall off the hill .
She believed this for years until we admitted the lie when she was late teens 😳
Trouble only started when her husband told her that we right to start with and lying now and they did have 2 legs shorter .
Now at the grand age of 28 she doesn't know if mum and dad or husband is telling the truth 😂
Mind you hill sheep with 2 legs shorter makes perfect sense as we live rural and see lots .

OutDamnedWind Sun 15-Jan-17 17:29:31

MrsMeeserks Brilliant. The logic is infallible grin

CharleyDavidson Sun 15-Jan-17 17:33:14

DH once told a friend that you get stripes in your lawn by sowing two different colours of grass seeds.

She believed him.

BillSykesDog Sun 15-Jan-17 17:48:32

That you can tell what country an email was sent in by the suffix. So everything .com is sent in the states and everything .co.uk is sent from the UK. So if you send an email from your .co.uk address while in Russia it will end .ru magically. She insisted that a friend of mine was in Germany because she'd sent a .de email even though she was sitting right next to me.

missyB1 Sun 15-Jan-17 17:50:40

That if you swallow chewing gum it will go straight to your heart!

x2boys Sun 15-Jan-17 17:52:26

my mum bought a kindle so she could read books in large print she didnt really understand how a kindle worked and thought that she could borrow a book in large print from the library and somehow scan it onto the kindle.

HerOtherHalf Sun 15-Jan-17 17:55:33

My mother reads The Mail. As you can imagine, she tells me lots of shite with total conviction.

reallybadidea Sun 15-Jan-17 17:55:40

My mum told me that women have public hair so that it's soft on the baby's head as it comes out grin

LunaLoveg00d Sun 15-Jan-17 18:03:19

My mother insists that her friend has met Pocahontas McGinty and children called things like Chlamydia or Vulva even though she's been repeatedly told it's an urban myth.

She also told my self-conscious teen that he has spots because he eats too much chocolate. Same shite she told me when I was a teen in the 80s.

ShatnersBassoon Sun 15-Jan-17 18:05:26

My mum is absolutely certain that it's never been easier to buy a house than it is today. I have pressed her to present her workings, but she doesn't need to.

ShatnersBassoon Sun 15-Jan-17 18:06:52

She also reads The Mail so, y'know...

DrDiva Sun 15-Jan-17 18:09:33

That the best vaccination against illnesses such as measles and mumps is to contract said illnesses themselves.
confused

HellsBellsAndBucketsOfBlood Sun 15-Jan-17 18:28:29

Not so much random, as bloody irritating!

My dad insists DS was on holiday with us the year of the eclipse, summer 1999.

My DS is 16.....Born July 2000.......!

But dad is adamant DS was there, no amount of arguing sways him.

He's never wrong, it's infuriating!

WonderMike Sun 15-Jan-17 18:32:54

That I make a better door than a window.

I'm sure I'm terribly good at either, to be honest.

Amd also that of course I went to school with Thingy, you know, him that had a baby with the hairdresser's cousin's dog's breeder before getting a job working for Whatsit, you know her that lived in that house on the corner with the driveway, you know. No. I know not of whom you speak. I could hazard a guess that they are dead though and you saw an obituary in the local paper.

Mrsemcgregor Sun 15-Jan-17 18:35:10

That jelly is full of iron. (It's not is it?)

DJBaggySmalls Sun 15-Jan-17 18:41:33

DrDiva In other words ''what doesnt kill you makes you stronger'' grin

Mrsemcgregor no it isnt. Its said to be good for joints, she may be half remembering some advice.

Witchend Sun 15-Jan-17 18:45:08

That the best vaccination against illnesses such as measles and mumps is to contract said illnesses themselves it does generally give a better immunity so in that she's right. however the idea is to avoid the potential side effects of the illness which can be worse.

Dm believes any urban myths dbro tells her. She also seems to think that I'm more vulnerable to falling for said things if they ever exist
So she's warned me about car seats on the side of the road, an imaginary drug which you can ingest into your skin put on a business card, people putting a leaflet on the windscreen of the car (so they can nip into the car while you leave the car running to take it off) and various other things that go through fb (despite not being on fb).
Strange thing is that she'd not generally gullible. However dbro tells her something that is logically a load of rubbish and says that he saw it on the internet then she does. confused
I dread to think what she'd be like on fb.

Januaryshiver Sun 15-Jan-17 18:52:33

My mother is insistent that the Berlin Wall went up in the early 1980s. She's insistent that she was pregnant with my brother at the time so it must have been. No amount of evidence otherwise will sway her in the slightest.

Januaryshiver Sun 15-Jan-17 18:56:14

WonderMike you do know! Auntie Margaret used to work in the shop he bought his paper in. The man who used to drive the Ford Focus owned it. Used to whistle all the time.

x2boys Sun 15-Jan-17 18:58:16

my mum told everyone she knew last yr that if her mother had still been alive she would have 100 this yr[last yr] my grandma was born in 1912 so would have been 104 last yr had she still been alive, my mum knows her mum was born in 1912 and was aware that last year was 2016 but she was still insistant her mum would have been 100.

healthyheart Sun 15-Jan-17 19:07:40

That the Wednesday over Christmas was a 'bank holiday' because xmas day and Boxing Day were bank holidays and as xmas day this year was on a Sunday then the Wednesday was a bank holiday. I tried correcting her but she wouldn't have it and she ended the conversation saying "well it will be a bank holiday for some people" hmm

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