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Old Wives tales your parents scare you with


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#46    Eldorado

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 01:33 PM

View PostlibstaK, on 15 September 2012 - 09:54 AM, said:

Don't be a "gunna ..." or that man/woman is just another "gunna"


For years as a child I thought the guerrillas they were talking about all the time on the TV news were gorillas.  It really, really confused me but I was too afraid of appearing stupid to ask, "WTH?".  (seriously)


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Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:00 PM

My mother was more known for the most famous 4 words ever used  ( in parenting ) ->  "I told you so"

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 08:07 PM

lol my mum use to tell me not to eat sugar or i would get worms in my belly ,


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Posted 15 September 2012 - 08:33 PM

View Postchrystal0121, on 15 September 2012 - 08:07 PM, said:

lol my mum use to tell me not to eat sugar or i would get worms in my belly ,

My mother said the exact same to us as well

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 09:26 PM

My Grandmother was a little sadistic lol....

"If you play with fire you will pee the bed"

"if you piss the bed, the devil will piss fire on you."


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Posted 15 September 2012 - 10:47 PM

View PostBeckys_Mom, on 15 September 2012 - 03:00 PM, said:

My mother was more known for the most famous 4 words ever used  ( in parenting ) ->  "I told you so"

I thought they were 'because I said so'


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Posted 16 September 2012 - 04:22 PM

"As long as you always tell the honest truth, everything will be fine."

What a load of bull that one turned out to be.  lol


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Posted 16 September 2012 - 04:23 PM

View Postmeryt-tetisheri, on 15 September 2012 - 10:47 PM, said:

I thought they were 'because I said so'

Yes that is another

Another one is --.. Usually caught watching MTV instead of doing homework.. and I got - Don't you MTV me.. I'll give you MTV  if you don't do your homework...!!  Like some sort of wacky threat  lol

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 05:09 AM

Its a little off topic but my dad was always good for saying " do as I say , not as I do " .

Oh when I went on my first trip to the snow as a youngster , my older cousin warned me not to eat yellow snow , WTF yellow snow I said , I thought it was white ?

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 08:58 AM

The lies older siblings tell are way worse...


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Posted 17 September 2012 - 12:44 PM

View PostMichelle, on 14 September 2012 - 08:18 PM, said:

You can't go swimmng for thirty minutes after you eat because you will get cramps and drown.

Beat me to it.. This one really resonates with me - even as a kid I know I had my doubts about this.  While it was probably a genuine belief at the time, it irks me to think just how much valuable in-the-water time I lost because of that daft myth.  I'm sure I would have been a much more confident and better swimmer in my early teens if that 'restriction' wasn't around.

Ironically, after being a pretty lousy swimmer up to about 15, I made up for it thereafter to become an avid (if not all that speedy!) swimmer/snorkeler/scuba diver.. and ended up managing a marine research centre..  So perhaps in a way, it was the trigger that fired me into that profession, so I shouldn't whinge...

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:45 PM

My grandma told me that if I watch too much TV my eyes would get quadratic... I was really afraid and asked everyone in elementary school if they ever saw someone with quadratic eyes. In the end I got everyone else in my class scared too and soon my whole school thought that watching TV had such an effect (none of the parents told us the truth- they liked the idea of us watching less TV)


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Posted 21 September 2012 - 01:13 PM

View PostHeiko, on 21 September 2012 - 12:45 PM, said:

My grandma told me that if I watch too much TV my eyes would get quadratic... I was really afraid and asked everyone in elementary school if they ever saw someone with quadratic eyes. In the end I got everyone else in my class scared too and soon my whole school thought that watching TV had such an effect (none of the parents told us the truth- they liked the idea of us watching less TV)

I went to that school!  South Park Elementary?  :)


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Posted 21 September 2012 - 07:12 PM

View Postmeryt-tetisheri, on 15 September 2012 - 01:21 PM, said:

Sometimes ominous is good!
One day when my son was two years old I left him playing in his room and went to take a bath. I suddenly had a feeling that something is wrong, I called him but got no answer. I hurried outside to look for him, in towels & covered with soapsuds, to find him on the road carrying a toy brief case saying "daddy office". He somehow managed to open the house door, of course after that fences, locks & chains were installed, but we could have lost him!


Anyone who has a todler learns that Silence isn't golden, silence is a warning! ;)


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Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:34 PM

View PostEldorado, on 21 September 2012 - 01:13 PM, said:

I went to that school!  South Park Elementary?  :)

Nope, Grundschule Langgöns ;-)





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