Our parents seem to have some go-to lines that we hear everyday. We’re actually listening these for past 20 – 30 years, but have you even thought the actual meaning behind them?
Here’re some of the common and famous lines we hear almost everyday and here’s what they mean :
What They Say : “Back When I was a kid”
What They Mean : My memory is bad, I’m just trying to making up stuff
What They Say : “…. because I said so.”
What They Mean : You’re right – however I am older than you, so you will have to follow whatever I say.
What They Say : ‘You’re too young to understand’
What They Mean : I have difficulty justifying this – but well, I will have to say something to justify my position.
What They Say : “Ask your Dad, I don’t know”
What They Mean : I am tired, go disturb your dad. And/or, I don’t want to take a risk of making a judgement, let your dad take the risk.
What They Say : “We’ll see – now go to your work”
What They Mean : Let’s wait till you forget about this.
What They Say : “I can’t believe you have done that”
What They Mean : You have done something wrong, but I am happy with what you’ve done, but can’t express that to you.