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Whether it be parents, grandparents, caregivers or teachers I am sure we all heard those little nuggets of wisdom ... and occasional weirdness.

So which do you find your selves still using to this day. 

For me it is:

"If you cannot say anything nice, do not say anything at all."

Must admit that one really can mess up *** Play though. :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:


Fire away folks,


Great thread @Thebian


A few off the top of my head:

“Don't you make me pull this car over” 🚗

“You kids will Be the death of me" 

“I wasn't born yesterday you know”

“Because I said so”  (My response but why?) 😋

“I am counting to three”  ( My response can you make it 5) 😁

“I’ll wash your mouth out with soap” (Sadly that one I remember all too well) 🧼

and my favourite "You brought this on yourself" (always was a glutton for punishment) 😋🤣🧚‍♀️


I just thought of one that you could easily apply to our lifestyle.


"You will have someone's eye out with that." :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

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" Do as I say, not as I do"
"It fell off the back of a lorry"

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Better choice of words

Hehe this is another fantastic post @Thebian some of mine I got off my nan and my mum were......

*** doesn't grow on trees you know..

If so and so jumped off a cliff would you follow them?"

Don't make that face, if the wind changes you'll stay like that.

If you had a brain you'd be dangerous

When you pay the bills you can do what ever you want.

Because I said so, that's why!

Stop crying or I'll give you something to cry about.

I want, never gets

Don't sit that close to the TV, you"ll get square eyes 

Who is she? The cats mother

All of these of course got a sarcastic comment back and then a clip round the ear 🤣


@quietlysure Love that one ! ;)

@Donnykinkster I have said that one before now. LOL 9_9

@lil-monster OMG I swear your family and mine had the same trite sayings phrase book. :jumping:

@PixieDust All credit for the idea behind this thread goes to Pixie, who was the bright spark who thought of it. :clapping: 


What’s for tea - shit with on 

if you want to act like a child I will treat you like one

Because I said so that’s why

were you born in a barn 




There's always the:

Eat your crusts it makes your hair curl

Eat you Carrots there good for your eyes

Put the wood in the hole


2 minutes ago, Sinstress said:

What’s for tea - shit with on 




For some reason the site won't let the word s u g a r on???? I tried to type the same 


Little things please little minds, I always replied with bigger fools watch, I say always, once then the cane came out 😂


I want don't get, followed by if you don't ask you don't get ???????


Eyes bigger than your belly, spent hours in front of the mirror with that one


Fab post!

Some little gens I remember:

'Cry you'll pee less'

'It's like Blackpool illuminations in here'

And one from my gran that haunts me to this day....if we fell over and hurt ourselves...'it'll be a pig's foot in the morning'. I have no idea what that even means haha



Remembered another one, which my Nan used to always recite when my *** and I were up to no good....


"There was a little girl,

Who had a little curl,

Right in the middle of her forehead.

When she was good,

She was very good indeed,

But when she was bad she was horrid."


My Nan:   Girls don't be horrid !!! 

For some reason I'm beginning to see a theme here with my childhood.......  🤣🤣🧚‍♀️


Oh my gosh @Thebian 😂😂 my mum was always smacking me round the head after my sarcastic comebacks I of course got worse as I got older in to my ***s😂😂 but my fav one was always, who is she the cat's mother 😂😂😂 that would always make me laugh out loud. 

Another one was..... What did your last slave die of, go fetch it yourself 😂 and that room won't tidy itself!!!!! Also you wait till your dad gets home 😂 now that one use to shut me up good and proper 😂😂

30 minutes ago, Donnykinkster said:

For some reason the site won't let the word s u g a r on???? I tried to type the same 

Ooh 🤣🤣


Not sure they came from my parents but 2 that spring to mind are
“It’ll all come out in the wash” meaning it will all resolve itself in whatever way it’s going to
“Poppycock” which means a load of old bull etc
Just two that sprang into my head


Always wear clean underwear, why a hospital would be bothered if you'd been hit by a bus I always wondered what difference it would make

41 minutes ago, Lillyth said:

Cry you'll pee less'

Never heard that one, but it has that strange logic to it.

I used to get when pouting ..

"If you do that a little bird will come down and peck it off." generally indicating the expertly deployed bottom lip.


@lil-monster I used to get the "What did your last slave die of ?" as well, as I got older the answer was "Boredom." :joy:   then the clip round the ear.:flushed:

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