ANSWERS: 42
  • Shut up shut up do you hear what I am telling you mister keep your mouth shut when I am talking to you, do you understand well answer me.
  • "Were you born in a barn? Close that door!" "A little effort now saves a lot later."
  • lol my mom used em all my favorite though was you think you know it all now just wait til you have kids of your own yo will see how right I was.
  • I used to get "Ill slap you on the other side of your face in a minute" i never understood what it ment and i still dont lol.
  • My Mom always used to say: Wait 'til your Dad gets home" ...
  • if all your friends jumped off a cliff would you follow too???? Child: Why can't i? Mum: that's the why! i never understood that one.... but she still uses it.
  • "Dont make me pull this car over"
  • My mom would hate for us to go barefoot. She'd say "Put your shoes back on! You're not an Apache!!"
  • Heheh, I just used the "I'll give you something to cry about" yesterday in the car. My favorite mom-ism is "This is going to hurt me more than it hurts you." It never made sense to me as it usually preceded me getting my booty whooped good.
  • I never got this one.. " You will be laughing on the other side of your face in a minute!" Unless I was born a mutant (which i'm not) Having a back-up face on the other side of your head is just plain freaky.
  • A couple of my favorites: "I'll smack you into next week" "When you grow up, I hope you have a kid just like you" "TURN THAT DOWN"
  • Yes & I swear I'll never say this to my daughter." I don't care what other mothers let their kids do"
  • Whenever I had a quandry, my mom would NEVER just give me an answer. She would say, "Listen to your heart." It was really annoying when I was younger and just wanted someone to tell me what to do, but it made me trust myself more later in life (after a slight detour through a destructive phase.) That's the most prevalent mom-ism that I use on my daughter today...but now it's a dad-ism. "Listen to your heart."
  • spit into a hanky and wash you face with it in PUBLIC!!! that has got to fall under Cruel and unusual punishment !LOL
  • Oh, she used the "there are kids starving in China" line to try to get me to eat food I hated...usually brussel sprouts. and she hasn't made those in more than 35 years! sometimes she's say "answer me!" and then say "don't talk back to me" when I did (I'm still confused by that one. I remember once when my brother said a curse word, she said "Quit your damn cussing!!" I was like..."uh, mom??" whenever we were on long car trips and we were fussing in the back seat, she and my dad kept threatening to leave us on the side of the road...then we start bawling and beg them not too...
  • "I hope you have a daughter just like you." "I'll give you something to cry about". Plus all the others. I think all mothers are cast out of the same mold.
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  • She had some epithets - "a hell-y devil," for instance. Or, if someone was being greedy, that individual might be termed "a yellow-eyeballed glutton." When I was grown and my kids would misbehave in a way _I_ had misbehaved once, she'd say "'Enry 'Iggins is gettin' 'is."
  • Ah Mom.... she used to threaten to send us to Finishing School. We knew she couldn't afford it!!! "I hope you have 6 just like you!"
  • That " starving chinese child " line, makes you want to pack up the food, tell her to send it to them. Or is it just me :) If you eat it they are still hungry and if you throw it in the trash, they are still hungry
  • Whenever my mum was being pestered she eventually give the excuse of "...Because I've got a bone in my leg..." ...and it worked.
  • "If you fall, and break your leg, don't come running to me." :-) "I'll give you 'what for.' (?) "Put your face straight!" (?) "Do you want a smack?", as though you're going to say, "Yes please....." (?)
  • Don't get smart with me. I'll knock you into next week. I'll hit you so hard you wont sit for a month of Sundays. You'll sit there until you have cleared that plate, I don't care if takes you all week. I hope you have child just like you when you grow up. This is gonna hurt me, more than it hurts you. Don't give me any lip. Not a peep out of you.
  • I wasn't raised by my birth mother so I got a derivative of the usual phrase: "I didn't bring you into this world but I can take you out!" To the children she birthed she would say the original.
  • 'if a job's worth doing it's worth doing well'
  • If my kids don't' like what I do I say 'Well, I have to give you a good reason to see a shrink'.
  • The one that cracks me up is when she'd say,"I am going to crown you!!"I thought I was a princess for a very long time.
  • A big white bubble with a sharp point just outside the bubble and directed toward to my mother's head would light up and the muffled sounds of "wha, wha, wha, wha, wha, wha" would appear inside the white bubble! No!..really!
  • I KNOW I didn't teach you that word! I think that's an original :)
  • I got this from a friend today and it fits this topic perfect!: 1. My mother taught me: TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE . "If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning." 2. My mother taught me: RELIGION. "You better pray that will come out of the carpet." 3. My mother taught me: TIME TRAVEL . "If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!" 4. My mother taught me: LOGIC. " Because I said so, that's why." 5. My mother taught me: MORE LOGIC . "If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me." 6. My mother taught me: FORESIGHT. "Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident." 7. My mother taught me: IRONY "Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about." 8. My mo th er taught me about the science of OSMOSIS . "Shut your mouth and eat your supper." 9. My mother taught me: CONTORTIONISM. "Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!" 10. My mother taught me about STAMINA. "You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone." 11. My mother taught me: WEATHER . "This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it." 12. My mother taught me: HYPOCRISY. &nbs p; "If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!" 13. My mother taught me: THE CIRCLE OF LIFE. "I brought you into this world, and I can take you out." 14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION. "Stop acting like your father!" 15. My mother taught me: ENVY. "There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do." 16. M y mother taught me about ANTICIPATION. "Just wait until we get home." 17. My mother taught me: RECEIVING . "You are going to get it when you get home!" 18. My mother taught me: MEDICAL SCIENCE. "If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way." 19. My mother taught me: ESP. "Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?" 20. My mother taught me: HUMOUR. "When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me." 21. My mother taught me: HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT . "If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up." 22. My mother taught me: GENETICS. "I swear you're just like your father." 23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS. "Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?" 24. My mother taught me: WISDOM .. "When you get to be my age, you'll understand." ; 25. A nd my favorite: My MOTHER TAUGHT ME ABOUT JUSTICE "One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you!
  • all moms say stuff like that '' my mom said lots of things'' but the most really nice one was '' never forget that mothers have eyes on the back of the head'' :)
  • First, thank you for the question re: mom-isms. I just sat here reading through 31 answers! lol Gotta love human nature, I guess and mom-isms are a perfect example of how we all (no matter our differences) share some pretty basic things. :) "Ditto" to many I read here - esp the living in a barn one when you don't close the door and the one to wear fresh underwear in case you're in an accident. Didn't see the one about always carrying a dime with you (in our case as kids, it was inside a little bag we had to pin inside our bras!). That was in case of emmergency, for a "phone call". Hmmmm .. couldn't MAKE a phone call with a dime today! lol The reminder of the starving children in China? In our house, they must have migrated now and again as sometimes we heard China and sometimes Africa. lol Seems for me, it always came up as I stared at the lima beans I just couldn't manage to raise from plate to mouth. :) Think mom-isms must be part of our collective DNA! lol
  • Yes when anyone shows me something new they just bought I automatically come out with one of my mum's mummism "you could have got that cheaper in ________" This is so irritating!
  • Hm.. actually I can't recall she's ever said something like that... I've just forgotten everything about it. That's pretty likely too :/
  • I do have one that has stuck with me over the years. I used to have bad acne as a teen back in the 70's. She always blamed it on my hygene and would not take me to our doctor for acne cream prescriptions because she said it was a waste of money. "Your scars are so bad on your face and back I can't tell if you are coming or going when you walk by." Very hurtful in front of a crowd of friends and relatives.
  • &quot;Don't you say that to ME, you little bastard! I'll wash your mouth out with SOAP!" ...and she did! <wahhh> And I never found out if I was really a bastard! :)
  • My mom always tells me, "Remember this conversation in ten years and then tell me what you think about it then." She still tells me that. I guess she thinks I'll never grow up.
  • ohh yeah all the time hehe !!!youd think they get satisfaction out of it themselves!ahhh it means they love you hehe !!! has your best interest at heart! bless em
  • &quot;It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye!" Gotta love those mom-isms!
  • Good better best. Never let it rest. Be the task large or small, do it well or not at all. Man did I hate hearing that!
  • These are all great. I live with my mother and she's still the same even though I am in my 50's! "Get over here! Is this where this goes???" "That room of yours is disgusting!" "Turn off those damned lights!" "Who ate the icecream?" That's my Virgo mother.
  • It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye! Keep it up and your face will freeze that way! Shut the door; do you live in a barn? and the time-honored, Keep it up and you'll all walk home!

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