People Are Sharing Their Mom's "Catchphrases" And You Can Totally Relate!

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A Reddit user (iceshard1232) asked, "What is your mom's catchphrase?" People came prepared with their responses!


"'Are your ears painted on!?' was said any time I wasn't listening."


"'Let me show you a trick I learned in the Army!' Important note: She was never in the Army."


"She had a few glasses of wine one evening and was snapping back at my brother about something. She had meant to say either 'bite me' or 'kiss my butt,' but it came out as 'Bite your own butt!' We teased her mercilessly and now it's her signature catch phrase! I love her."


"'The world is round, we'll get there eventually' is said whenever she makes a wrong turn."


"Every time I left the house, my mother would say in a kind of sing-song, upbeat voice, 'Don't speak to any strange men.'"


"If anyone sneezes she says, 'Stop sneezing and go take an allergy pill!'"


"My mom's is 'Long story short.' Generally used like this: 'So yesterday we went to the store. Long story short, we couldn’t find a parking spot, so long story short, we finally found one. It was the eighth row from the back. Long story short, I knew it was the eighth row from the back because I counted...' And so on."


"My mom is a nurse, so any time we'd say 'my stomach hurts' or 'I don't feel good' her first question was, without pause, 'When was the last time you pooped?'"


"When I was a kid and I didn't know how to do something my mom thought I should know how to do, her answer was always 'Pretend like I'm dead.' I remember her saying this to me when I was as young as six years old. She's a peach."


"My mom doesn't really have a catchphrase so much as a specific facial expression that my dad calls 'The Look.' Getting 'The Look' means you've irritated her, but if it escalates to 'The Voice' then you're in a much more dire situation as now she's expended the energy to speak to you about it."


"My mom's go-to was: 'Listen to me now and believe me later.'"


"Whenever I was being a brat, my mom's favorite phrase was '[My name], Copernicus called! You're not the center of the universe!'"


"English is my mom's second language, which she learned in her late 30's. My favorite thing she says is, 'The welcome' instead of 'You're welcome.' It always makes me smile whenever I hear her say it."


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