Annoying things parents say
Social media users have been sharing the minor yet ever-so-annoying things their parents say – and we can relate in a big way
What began as a general conversation starter has exploded into a viral Twitter thread. A social media user by the name of Jamie asked his followers, “Is there something trivial that your parents say that really annoys you for no good reason? My mum accidentally calling Pets at Home ‘Pets City’ for the past 12 years is right up there,” he added.
Since then, responses have been flooding in from people all over the world. From parents using ‘CSI’ to describe any crime show, to calling Timotei shampoo ‘TimmetyToo’ – here are some of our favourite (and relatable) replies so far:
Instead of saying “take a chill pill” my dad says “take a chill-out tablet”
— becca (@_RBrady) January 11, 2020
My grandmother calls every crime show CSI. Doesn’t matter what show it is. Sometimes she tacks something on the end like CSI: Navy or whatever. She watches them constantly and expects me to understand.
— Jessica Branch ?? (@jesst42) January 11, 2020
My mum calls Ibuprofen “Ibrufen” and it does my head in
— Dave????Robots (@RobotsDave) January 10, 2020
My mum calls I’m a celebrity get me out of here “celebrity jungle” and it proper gets on my nerves for literally no reason
— Aidan (@AidOBrien98) January 10, 2020
Writes ‘lol’ at the end of every message, no matter how sad or serious. Thinks it means ‘lots of love’.
Mum: Just texting to say your cat has been put down, nothing they could do, it’s for the best. LOL x
— Mooro (@tom_mooro) January 11, 2020
My mum always leaves a ‘C’ out of CCTV so says ‘they got it all on CTV’. So trivial, but makes me wanna give her a right hook. Also a geezer at work says ‘can I news that please’ instead of ‘use’. I’m raging typing this. @MatCammy
— Jamie May (@Jpmay1987ports) January 11, 2020
My nan calls the internet ebay. “Get on that ebay and search for the nearest Boots.”
And also, calls texts, faxes. “Has your brother faxed you back yet?”
— Lia Louis (@LisforLia) January 12, 2020
My mother constantly tells me about things on sale in Marks & Spencers. Im 47 and ive never bought clothes in M&S in my life and she knows this.
— Mr. Green ????X3 (@brianboru67) January 11, 2020
Instead of calling it “The Simpsons” my Mum just used to say “Bart Simpson” and it really got on my wick
— Chaz_Salty (@CharlieSalterr) January 10, 2020
my mum can’t pronounce Arnold Schwarzenegger’s name AT ALL & instead every time she tries to say it she says “Arnold Schwarz-n-ham-n-egg-burger” for absolutely no reason other than she finds it hilarious.
— aliciaaa ? (@aliciaaclarkex) January 12, 2020
All those things that you find most irritating will be amongst the most endearing things that you remember when they are gone. My gran called Timotei shampoo “TimmetyToo” ??
— Phil Mews (@PhilMews) January 11, 2020
My name is Sophie, my sister’s name is Jessica, my auntie’s name is Sandra and I have a cousin called Samantha. Whenever my mum wants my attention: ‘oh Jess…, San…, Sam…, Sophie can you give me a hand.’ Every god damn time.
— Sophie Barley (@SophieBarley) January 12, 2020
Every time my Dad phoned me and I mean every time he would say ‘wait until I turn down the television’ and disappear for about 20 seconds. Why the feck not turn it down before phoning. Wish he was still doing it today mind you.
— Reilly1926 (@reilly1926) January 11, 2020
My dad says “needles and pins” instead of “pins and needles”
— Rachel ? (@SBSG_00) January 11, 2020
My mother in law calls antihistamines, hysterectomies.
— Harry McNally (@Ebbrell67) January 11, 2020
My mum says sandbridge instead of sandwich.
She’ll be first up against the wall, come the revolution.
— ?????? (@pearlylondon) January 12, 2020
— lau ? (@lozza_crozza) January 11, 2020
Photo: ‘Friends’, Warner Brothers
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