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Mumism: Common sentences and quotations used by mother's world-wide. "Mumisms" are genetically built into all mothers and are passed on from generation to generation. Sometimes found in other people's speech and includes repeated use of clich├ęs that make one's voice sound exactly like their mother's (see mother tongue).

See if you recognise any of these:
  1. "Keep doing that with your face and it'll stay that way"

  2. "What's for dinner...? It's a surprise!"

  3. "Don't pick it, it'll get infected."

  4. "Your father is going to hear about THIS when he gets home!"

  5. "Don't EVER let me catch you doing that again!"

  6. "Just eat it, or you'll go without"

  7. "Do you think your clothes are going to pick themselves up?"

  8. "If you cut your legs off in that lawnmower, don't come running to me!"

  9. "Who do you think you are?"

  10. "I'll treat you like an adult when you start acting like one!"

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