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MOTHER SAYS DON'T...

...pick that up and eat it - you don't know where it's been!

...eat in the street.

...smoke in public.

...wear jewellery that makes a noise.

...wear shoes that need heeling.

...dye your hair.

...wear black underwear.

...get your nose pierced.

...pluck your eyebrows.

...wear so much make-up - you don't need it at your age.

...spend so much time in the sun, or you'll look old before your time.

...don't start shaving your legs now, or you'll have bristles to deal with forever after.

...pluck that grey hair out, or you'll get six more in its place.

...squeeze that.

...scratch that.

...pick that, or it'll never get better.

...do that, leave it alone or you'll get a scar.

...scuff you shoes along the ground.

...care was made to care.

...make a fuss.

...make mountains out of molehills.

...carry on doing that, or you won't be able to stop.

...go to bed with wet hair, or you'll get a cold.

...go out without a coat - you'll catch pneumonia.

...sit on that cold wall - you'll get piles.

...make personal remarks.

...point.

...whisper.

...shout - everyone's looking.

...pick your nose.

...speak with your mouth full.

...eat with your mouth open.

...catch flies. [close your mouth]

...read at the table.

...stare.

...sit with your elbows on the table.

...wave your fork around.

...start till your mother is served.

...play with your food.

...eat sweets before meals - you'll ruin your appetite.

...smoke - it stunts your growth.

...swallow gum - it'll rot your stomach.

...swallow apple pips - a tree will grow in your stomach.

...lie, or you'll get a pimple on your tongue.

...swear, or I'll wash your mouth out with soap.

...give me that look - I invented it.

...let the sun go down on your anger.

...tell tales out of school.

...do as I do, do as I say.

...do that - you don't want to end up like me.

...pull that face - the wind'll change and you'll stay like that.

 

AND REMEMBER

...just because everyone else is doing it, doesn't make it right.

...if everyone else jumped off the cliff, would you follow them?

...I don't care what other mothers do.

...least said soonest mended.

...eavesdroppers never hear good of themselves.

...not now, dear, I'm busy.

...go ask your father.

...wait and see.

...I've heard that one before.

...don't ask me - I can't think straight.

...ask, don't want; don't ask, don't get.

...better out than in.

...empty vessels make the most noise.

...out of sight, out of mind.

...neither a borrower nor a lender be.

...better safe than sorry.

...more haste, less speed.

...if a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well.

...one hour's sleep before midnight is worth two after.

...a thing learned now is a habit for life.

...a secret's only a secret when you don't tell anybody.

...is there something you want to tell me?

...it's never too soon to learn.

...everything in moderation.

...I've got eyes in the back of my head.

...if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.

...do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

...children should be seen and not heard.

...speak when you are spoken to and not before.

...walls have ears.

...a lady never eats everything on her plate, she leaves something for Miss Manners.

...waste not, want not.

...crusts will make your hair curl.

...carrots will make you see in the dark.

...eat your spinach and you'll get strong.

...if you haven't got room for your first course, then you've no room for pudding.

...think of the starving children in Africa/China/India.

...a bit of dirt is good for you.

...what's the matter - cat got your tongue?

...She's the cat's mother.

...I wasn't born yesterday.

...they're not wrinkles, they're laughter lines.

...If I spoke to my mother like that...

...I am not as green as I am cabbage-looking.

...pardon me for living!

...I'm only doing this for your own good.

...you'll thank me when you're older.

...this isn't an hotel.

...what did your last maid die of?

...after all I've done for you.

...this hurts me more than it hurts you.

...when I was a girl I wasn't allowed to [whatever]

...it'll be better when it's pressed.

...no-one will notice.

...you can only see it in the light.

...I can dye it, if you like?

...if it were any closer, it would bite you.

...it's right in front of your nose.

...if I have to come and find it, there'll be trouble.

...you should have gone before we left home.

...I've told you once and I'll not tell you again.

...if I've told you once I've told you a hundred times.

...money doesn't grow on trees.

...I'm not made of money.

...as ye sow so shall ye reap.

...you'll feel better for a nice cup of tea.

...I don't care who started it - I'm finishing it.

...it takes two to start an argument, and both are wrong.

...six of one, half-dozen of the other.

...share and share alike.

...two wrongs don't make a right.

...while you're under my roof you'll follow my rules.

...that's the saucepan calling the kettle black.

...how would you feel if someone did that to you?

...you can't improve on a miracle.

...beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

...more importantly, you have a lovely personality.

...looks aren't everything.

...beauty comes from within.

...always wear clean underwear in case you get run over.

...always put paper on the toilet seat.

...take a clean hankie.

...take enough money to phone home.

...phone if you're going to be late.

...when in doubt, leave it out.

...if you can't be good, be careful.

...there will be tears before bedtime.

...never trust anyone who writes backwards.

...never trust someone whose eyes are too close together.

...never trust a man in a brown suit.

...never trust a man with a dimple on his chin.

...there are plenty more fish in the sea.

...boys only want one thing.

...he'll not respect you in the morning.

...absence makes the heart grow fonder.

...I married your father for better of worse, but not for lunch.

...watch the way a man eats - do you want to watch that for the rest of your life?

...you've made your bed - now you must lie in it.

...marry in haste, repent at leisure.

...what's yours is mine and what's mine is my own.

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