Remember when you were growing up and your annoying parents would say some sort of nonsense (sorry, it’s true!) to you that always just bugged you even though it was totally innocuous — something that you always had to correct or just ignore, even to this day? People on Twitter are discussing just that. And wow, there are some really, really funny parents out there.
Is there something trivial that your parents say that really fucking annoys you for no good reason? My mum accidentally calling Pets at Home ‘Pets City’ for the past twelve years is right up there
— Jamie (@Sinclair1875) January 10, 2020
There’s just something about those things your parents say that make you die inside, just a little. Like you have a tiny little knife poking into the side of your body. It’s just annoying. And you wish it would stop, already (even though of the plenty on the Twitter thread said they actually missed it once their parents were gone).
The thing is, they’re our parents—and they’re probably never going to suddenly decide one day that every single gaming system isn’t simply called “a Nintendo” and that diabetes REALLY AND TRULY isn’t medically called “diabeetus”—but such is the world we live in.
So, here are some of the out of control gems out there that will also probably make you laugh as hard as we did:
my mom refers to the band Bombay Bicycle Club as One Man and His Bicycle despite repeated corrections. also she misread Peaky Blinders once as Pesky Blinnders (???) and now refuses to call it anything else
— imogen (@madeofgin) January 11, 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
Actually, aye, instead of calling it ‘pepperoni’, my Dad says ‘peperami’. Could be at an Italian restaurant and my Dad will legitimately ask the waiter for a ‘peperami pizza’. Send help.
— ● ● (@jamiegrpollock) January 11, 2020
Instead of saying “take a chill pill” my dad says “take a chill-out tablet”
— becca (@_RBrady) January 11, 2020
My mum will always ALWAYS call KFC “Kentucky fried chicken” and I know that’s what it stands for but where’s the need to call it it’s full name, or even just “Kentucky” sometimes???? Why????
— meaghan (@meagszsz) January 11, 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 Da still recites his landline number upon answering said phone.
— RioFender (@JohnRiofender) January 11, 2020
My mum says ‘ohhh pimp my ride’ every time something shocks her and I can’t even begin to understand why
— Gabriella (@gabbybethellxo) 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 mom refers to the “Diary of a wimpy kid” movies as “Rodrick” and I have no idea why because the last time anyone in my family saw those movies was 6 years ago.
— woke cowgirl (@fullsendEQ) January 12, 2020