DADisms Author:Cathy Hamilton What he says and what he really means. — Dadisms (n.): Those idiomatic sayings Dad uses to cajole, shame, motivate, inspire, threaten, and -- most of the time -- bewilder his offspring. — Dadisms (the book): A hilarious Parent-to-English guide to the true meaning of such sayings as: — Dadism #13. "No pain, no gain." A somewhat feeble attempt at mot... more »ivational speaking, this one is used to inspire a child to run one more lap, lift one more bushel, or endure one more round of multiplication tables. Kids really hate this one.
Dadism #79. "I'm not sleeping; I was just resting my eyes." A defensive move, this ism is used when Dad gets busted sneaking a nap on the couch while watching TV. Note: The only surefire way to wake a sleeping dad is to change the channel.« less