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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. "I swear you kids are going to drive me crazy one day"

  2. "Don't you roll your eyes at me!"

  3. "and THAT'S FINAL!"

  4. "I don't care who started it, I said stop it now!"

  5. "Who do you think you are?"

  6. "Keep doing that with your face and it'll stay that way"

  7. "I slave for hours over a hot stove and this is the thanks I get?!"

  8. "Am I embarrassing you? Really? Am I?"

  9. "If I catch you doing that one more time, I'll..."

  10. "The wind will change one day and your face will stay like that!"

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