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You hear your parents say things growing up. You don't devote any brainspace to decipher what they might actually mean, it sort of just flows into your ears. Everyday. Then it dawns on you, when you're older, maybe with kids of your own, and you say the very thing they used to always say to you and you think, "Wait...what did I just say?" A parent catchphrase can stick with you forever, as evidenced by these entries below.


Reddit user, u/Popples86, wanted to know what your parents said that confuses you to this day when they asked:

What's a saying that your mom or dad used to say all the time?

*confused dog head turn

My dad would say, "Don't look at me in that tone of voice"

Diamond_Hydra

You shut your mouth when you're talking to me!

Popples86

I Call Dibs On Being Leonardo

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I am the youngest of five kids, so going Anywhere was slow and tedious.

My dad used to say, "and away we go, like a herd of turtles. "

Never Let A Stupid Thing Just Be

When someone was about to say something stupid, Dad would say:

"Pass the bread, here comes the baloney."

Back2Bach

"Ready the plunger, we got some bullsh-t"

Starthreads

This Is Why You Make A Secret Stash

"Godd-mnit, Mom just bought these 20 minutes ago! How are they all gone?"

I grew up in a large family and my mom would shop at those bulk food stores. She'd always buy one of those big plastic containers of bakery cookies and my little brothers would eat ALL of them as they unloaded her car. My dad used to get so pissed. He loved those cookies.

-Words-Words-Words-

Quite A Mouth On Her

My mum would often dismiss irritable or grumpy family members by telling them to "Have a sh-t and lighten your load"

Super_Barrio

It Never Was...

Me: How far until we're there?

Dad: it's just around the corner.

It was never just around the corner.

TheMrDane

But It's TASTY Poison

Me: What's for dinner?

Father: Poison

Another was when he found something that was missed previously: "What's this/that? A ham sandwich?"

SableCliffTech

When It's A Little Too Confusing

My mom always used "plenty" in a sarcastic way, so for quite some time (like until turning 7 or something) I thought "plenty" meant very little of anything. Like when I only left one spoonful of ice cream inside the container, she'd say, "Wow, plenty left!"

This really confused me when my teacher told the class before a school trip "Don't worry, there will be plenty of things to do" - like b*tch why you smiling about that?!

Did You Check Your Boot?

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"If it was a snake, it would have bit ya"

My mom's favorite (and very Texan) phrase for when my dad and I couldn't find something, but it was where we were looking or in plain sight the whole time.

thegoodestdoggomom

As Long As You Smile Now, That's All That's Needed

My dad used to drive me to school every day in high school and when I got out of the car he would say "Have a good day, learn something new, and don't waste the [Insert County] tax payers money!!"

I rolled my eyes every time he said it for a few years but looking back it makes me smile.

14kanthropologist

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