Momisms What She Says And What She Really Means
Momisms What She Says And What She Really Means Author:Cathy Hamilton Momisms (n.): Those Idiomatic sayings Mom uses to cajole, shame, motivate, inspire, threaten, and--most of the time--bewilder her offspring — Momisms (the book): A hilarious Parent-to-English guide to the true meaning of such sayings as: — Momism #6. "They're just jealous, that's all." — A time-honored but weak attempt to comfort a child who has be... more »en treated cruelly by his or her peers. This ism is often uttered through clenched teeth as Mom plans the untimely, slow, and painful death of her kid?s tormenters..
Momism #39. "You made your bed, now lie in it."
This is another way of saying "You brought this on yourself" and is often followed by the dreaded "I told you so."
Kids hate hearing this one.
That?s why moms keep using it.
These Parent-to-English guidebooks are hilarious primers on understanding the true meanings of parental communication. Those who suspect that their mothers and fathers took closely guarded secret courses instructing them on "the significance of enigmatic utterances" won't be surprised to learn there are indeed clandestine languages for parents. And here are the books that decipher them. Finally, Dad's ambiguous responses like "Go ask your mother," cryptic commands such as "Don't make me pull this car over," and the puzzling question, "Do you think I'm made of money'" are explained in comic detail in this handy reference. And Mom's warnings, "Don't you ever let me catch you doing that again!" (Implying that you can do it, I just don't want to find out about it) and probes, "Is that what you're going to wear'" are made clear. (Translation of the last Momism: "I wouldn't be caught DEAD in that outfit.")« less
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