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What would be a quaint or funny phrase you remember your parents saying as you grew up?

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“A watched pot never boils!”

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lucillelucillelucille's avatar

“I’m going to crown you.”
I grew up thinking I was royalty. XDXDXD

ucme's avatar

I edited that…a lot! :D

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ucme -Not me. I remembered mine as clear as my first coronation.
I can’t stop laughing :)

jca2's avatar

My maternal grandmother was Czech and I have a feeling, from some of her phrases, that where she grew up there were some Yiddish speaking people. One of the things she used to say was “What do you think my name is Fink, and I press pants for nothing?” Meaning, of course, it’s not a one way street as far as favors are concerned.

ucme's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille :D
My mum used that too, another one was “behave or I’ll take my hand off your face!”
Wot!?! LOL

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ucme I like that she crowned you too!
Vicky’s married to a little b!tch XD

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

“Eat your salad. It will make your hair grow curly.” – Dad

tinyfaery's avatar

“Doesn’t amount to a hill of beans”.

Instead of cussing my mother would say “beans and apple butter”. I’ve never heard that anywhere else.

kritiper's avatar

Mom: “Don’t eat them until they’re gone.”

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

My dad used to say to me “you are not as dumb as you look”.

cookieman's avatar

“There’s two ways to do something. The right way and the wrong way.”
— Dad

“You’re a fucking piece of shit.”
— Mom

Demosthenes's avatar

If someone reacted to something hot in the kitchen, there’d always be “you’d be hot too if you were sitting on the stove!” and when we’d leave for vacation I’d hear “we’re off like a herd of turtles!” Both of these were things my grandmother would say when my mom was a kid.

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