Parent's sayings you still remember
DeadRisingPies · 11/04/2012 18:56
Mum: 'You'll think an elephant's kicked you one day' (still waiting)
Dad: 'You can't be pretty AND clever' (thanks, Dad)
HangingGarden · 11/04/2012 19:03
"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 · 20/04/2012 07:56
'dress to impress but be prepared to go down with the ship'
'if you can pinch a inch lose it' both my wonderful nan, she's the voice in my head
ginmakesitallok · 20/04/2012 08:04
Oh and when asked "Is that for me?", the answer was ALWAYS - "No it's for Catriona McGuire"
ithaka · 20/04/2012 08:05
'Birds in their little nests agree' whenever me and sis were fighting. oooh, still annoying!
Windandsand · 13/05/2012 03:11
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
WMDinthekitchen · 13/05/2012 04:44
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 · 13/05/2012 05:06
"It'll be better before you're married" (grandad). Not massively comforting when you're 7 and have fallen over!
AntsMarching · 13/05/2012 06:32
A clean car is a happy car (or insert whatever needed cleaning, e.g. Hair, teeth, clothes, room)
inmysparetime · 13/05/2012 06:43
"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 · 13/05/2012 06:48
He's a bit light on his loafers
What a lovely image . And not at all offensive. At least, I don't think it is.
ErnesttheBavarian · 13/05/2012 07:03
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 · 13/05/2012 07:08
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 · 13/05/2012 07:11
mum: i'll give you something to cry about
gran: cough it up it might be a piano
inmysparetime · 13/05/2012 07:25
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 · 13/05/2012 07:29
You're pots fer rags you are!
Hay's what horses eat.
This and better may do, this and worse'll never!
inmysparetime · 13/05/2012 07:31
"look after the pennies, the pounds'll look after themselves"
Elkieb · 13/05/2012 11:04
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. .
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