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What parents used to say to kids, shockers or the good ol' days?

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posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 09:15 PM

originally posted by: MteWamp

originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: Fallingdown

My mom fed us canned spinach and asparagus.
I hated that crap until I tried fresh.. Man what a difference.

Serving canned spinach should be a war crime.


It seems the taste of dirt is something that seems to develop with age, as opposed to mileage...

I can tell you know what I mean, hehe...

Oh yeah, I got the "don't eat that dirt, boy" talk a few times like the rest of ya'll, lol
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posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 09:20 PM
"Go play in traffic, would ya??"

"I'm gonna' put you on a one-way bus!"

"Some kid's mothers kill themselves over their kids...I'm gonna kill YOU instead!"

"I know what you're thinking...did I shoot six shots or only five?"

And best of all...

"Go ahead, punk...MAKE-MY-DAY!!"

posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 09:21 PM
Has anyone dealt with this one? "I'll cut cut your !@#$ing throat if I have to come up there!"

posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 09:24 PM
Dad - Boy. I will send you to the house of corrections.
Me - Where's that?
Dad - lol.

posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 09:25 PM
"Come at me, bro...and I'm gonna' cut ya!"

"I'll tie a damn pork chop around your neck and toss you out in the neighbor's yard...I WILL!"

"One more remark like that and it's back in the dungeon for you, kiddo!"

posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 09:26 PM
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

"I'll tear your damn arm off, boy, and club you to death with it!"

posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 09:29 PM
"I lost my ring! See if you can stick your arm down in the garbage disposal and find it for me....mkay?"

posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 09:34 PM
"Knock it off or I'm gonna rip your arm off and beat you with the bloody end!" The best.
RIP Momma.

posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 09:43 PM
OH how could I forget this from my teen years!

"If you're stupid enough to do something and get arrested, use your quarter on someone who won't laugh at you!"

posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 09:46 PM
My dad would say that too but he put emphasis that he would be doing the beating with the bloody end,
“Gotta pay attention” when I broke something or got hurt.

I helped bring you into this world I can help take you out.

If you play stupid games you win stupid prizes.

He also likes quoting Ace Ventura.

a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

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posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 09:56 PM
"Gosh, it's such a beautiful day outside today...I think I'll put some antifreeze in your sippy-cup."

"I'll lock you away in the same box I locked your brother in 10 years ago!" (I don't (think) I had a brother)

"You know, there's a lot of starving people in this world who would LOVE those brussel sprouts...I think I'll go feed YOU to them!"

"Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty!!"

posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 09:57 PM
When you turn 18 and move out, you can do what ever you want. But while your living under my roof, you'll do what I say, when I say it. Or you can go live on the streets.

posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 10:06 PM

originally posted by: Krakatoa
"I'll give you something to cry about"
"My shoe can travel faster than you can run"
"You will respect your elders, or you will regret it!"

Lol, my mom could whip a shoe with deadly accuracy, always just close enough to rustle my hair...but never make contact.

When me and my sister (mostly my sister
)were driving her crazy she would also say..

"What do you want from me ? Blood?!?!"

I can still remember being 6 years old and the old man calling me a " dumb snip "for not knowing the difference between a flat head and a Philip's head screwdriver.

My grandfather was Hungarian, was in ww2 and a beatcop then a detective in Elizabeth nj. He had a gruff demeanor but was really a teddy bear at heart. He reminded me a lot of Archie bunker, he also coincidently looked a lot like Carol O'Connor ..

When I would visit I would ask what was for dinner (grams was a phenomenal cook).

He would always say snip on a shingle...

Also when I did something wrong or silly, he would say "you thought like Nelly, thought cat snip was jelly!"


posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 10:36 PM

originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha
a reply to: Edumakated

The only 'switch' kids know these days is the Nintendo.

Yeah, the thing that was messed up is that I'd swing it on the way back to the house and it would cut the air making this swooshing noise. You just knew that mofo was going to hurt. The sound of it cutting the air was enough to make you cry.

posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 11:05 PM
a reply to: JAGStorm
One my cousin Bert used to say when I screwed up....
"Don't worry kid, a hundred years from now it wont make a hill of beans difference anyways"
He used to take me down to our creek and catch me as many fish as I held up fingers....

posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 11:23 PM

originally posted by: Edumakated
I brought you in this world and I will take your azz out...

I still use that one today...
And my children are all middle-aged.

posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 11:25 PM
a reply to: JAGStorm

Heard a lot of those!

Mom really liked "Cruising for a bruising" and "Something to cry about."

I like "Why are you crying? I don't see any blood" and "Rub some dirt on it and get back out there."

"Don't make me pull this car over!" Is another classic.

posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 11:38 PM
a reply to: JAGStorm

My favorite! "This is going to hurt me, more than it's going to hurt you."!

Oh, forgot this one. "Oh? You want to grow your hair long? Well, I'll get your mother to go shopping with you and buy you some dresses to wear to school.".

Love my pops!

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posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 11:49 PM
I love this because even though I'm 27 I've said these things, or *due to the time differences* things in similar spirit to my son.


posted on Oct, 8 2018 @ 12:03 AM
Not a saying as such but you didn't want to be the kid in the middle of the backseat when that meaty hand reached back trying to smack the bad one. Scrunch up against the door and laugh at the middle kid.

Mom arm seat belts.

Mom air brakes while she's crushing the passenger side dash.

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