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Momma Always Said…

By January 27th, 202143 Comments


  • Anonymous says:

    My gramomma always said "Hurah daw ee raw funjee" or that's what it sounded like to my ears. It was actually "hurry dog eat raw fungee" meaning if you rush the process you will not like the results.

  • Anonymous says:

    @ Anon May 7, 2011 8:42 PM

    I am rolling on the floor laughing. I'm loving your momma cause she sounds a lot like my mom who I just recently lost on April 22.

  • Anonymous says:

    "When people give you an excuse, remember: people do what they 'want' to do"

    Meaning: People will make time for what/who they want to make time for,spend their money on what they want to spend their money on, people will try for what they want to try for, become emotionally invested in who/what they want to become emotionally invested in, etc…..

    So true!!

  • MelMelBee says:

    Here are my top five:
    When I was acting up: "I brought you into this world, I'll take you out"
    When I was feeling low: "Who's the prettiest girl you know?" The answer "ME"
    When I was discouraged: "Strive to be the very best you can be"
    When I questioned her authority:"My job is to raise you up in the way you should go"
    Always: "I'm lifting you up in prayer"

    I love my mommy! I'm so blessed to have her!

  • Anonymous says:

    My mom used to say: 'You either grow old or die' and
    'You have to laugh to keep from crying.'

  • Porchia says:

    My mommy always says "Let it go." and "Don't let anyone else determine your attitude for you." "God is in control."

    She also quotes my great-grandmother with "The faster you live your life, the faster it comes to an end." "Every tub has to sit on its own bottom." "If it hasn't happened to you yet, keep on living."

  • LifenotesEncouragement says:

    Read a Book!

    Go to the ant thou sluggard…

    Yes she actually said these and still does in her bajan accent. God bless her.

  • GGmadeit says:

    I am just seeing this…you all have to check out the post in the forum..some funny stuff!

    Happy mother's day!

  • Aprilj90 says:

    "You'll miss me when I'm gone"

    Yes, yes we will mom

  • Anonymous says:

    A few quotes I will always remember,

    "Sit down and rest your neck"

    "He is wrong as two left shoes"

    "Never wear panties with holes or stains in them b/c you never know when you may get in an accident and they are on display for the whole world to see"

  • SashaB. says:

    My mom says a lot of things:

    "Don't start anything you don't plan on doing for the rest of your life."

    "You don't owe anybody anything: they don't pay your bills and they don't do your work."

    But most importantly:

    "Girl, sometimes you just gotta dance." (which is usually followed by a demonstration)*

  • Anonymous says:

    My mom had a lot of sayings:

    "I can do bad all by myself, I don't need anyone to help me."

    "You may be born in the gutter, but you don't have to stay there"

    "I don't have average children, so I don't accept average grades."

    "I will never ask you to do something I'm not willing to do myself."

    There are tons more, these are just the ones I can think of now!

    Great thread=).

    Happy Mother's Day all!!


  • Anonymous says:

    My mom always said "If you can't say anything good about someone then don't say it at all!"


  • oneswtl8y says:

    "If you don't take care of nothing, you won't have nothing"

  • CocoEuro says:

    You'll never know what you can do untill you try!

  • Anonymous says:

    Mommy always says:
    -My job is to protect you from all dangers both foreign and domestic, including yourself.
    -Do what you have to do so you can do what you want to do.
    -I love you most.
    <3 Happy Mother's Day

  • Margaret says:

    My mother would always say…"It is better than to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it."
    This would refer to various items/scenarios…having an umbrella for possible rain, facial tissue for a runny nose, etc…
    I love my Mother soooo much and am richly blessed to be her daughter.

    Happy Mother's Day to all of the Mothers, Grandmothers, Aunts, Sisters and others who serve as mothers! 🙂

  • Taneica says:

    Lol@anon 10:56….Jamaican? My mom always says: Time is longer than rope, so be patient. She also says "what doesnt kill, fattens"…smh…lol!Love her though.

  • Anonymous says:

    wanti wanti cyan getti, getti, getti nuh want it
    meaning don't take things for granted, appreciate what your are fortunate to have.

  • Sam I Am says:

    Let your 'yes' be 'yes' and your 'no' be 'no.' She also used to always say, "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?"—–>translation: Don't have sex before you're married… if he can have what he wants now, why will he marry you later?

  • Anonymous says:

    My mom always said " people come from the most loving place they know" meaning don't lets peoples negativity get to you … put your head up and keep moving

  • Anonymous says:

    "I brought you into this world, I can take you out."
    "You reap what you sow."

  • Anonymous says:

    "get yo ass somewhere and sit down before I knock yo left eye out"!

  • Anonymous says:

    "Don't let your mouth write a check that your behind can't cash."

  • Anonymous says:

    "Don't half do, if you're going to do something do it right"

  • Anonymous says:

    My grandma always says, "God promised you all you need…not all you want."

  • Anonymous says:

    My momma used to say (and still says…as a matter of fact last week) "they'll need me before I need them". "You're a day late and a dollar short". "What goes around, comes around".

  • nellboogie says:

    A little on the TMI side (but Mom had 2 busty daughters) If you don't wear some "titty clothes" now,they will hang to your knees later…So happy I took her advice…LMBO! Happy Mother's Day to all the Mommies!!!

  • ki_ki28504 says:

    Mama used to say……"Don't let your left hand know what your right hand is doing" and "No matter how tall you get, I'll still knock you to your knees." Mama didn't play that and still doesn't.

  • Julissa says:

    My mome always says: "guarden pan pa' mayo" translation: save bread for May. Meaning: don't spend everything you have, save some for later.

  • Anonymous says:

    I never truly understand this quote/life motto my mom always said to me until I became an adult – but now… I live by it! Momma always said "To whom much is given… much is expected"!!!

  • kinkycurlyhair says:

    Never put that lye in your hair! I went to college and got "real-grown."

  • Anonymous says:

    "Who don't hear must feel."

  • Anonymous says:

    I heard this a lot from every one's mother, "keep your dress down and your legs closed," and "a hard head makes a soft behind."

  • Angie C says:

    Some things my mother always said…..
    "Leave something to the imagination". Meaning, don't show off all your body in public.

    She also would say….."Say what you mean and do what you say"
    And my beloved grandmother would say…."You come at a match?" Meaning, you came and you didn't stay long and now you're leaving. Like striking a match. It's a southern thang…

  • Anonymous says:

    My mom always said when I was old enough to date, "Books come before boys". I use that when I talk to young ladies, now, but I tell them, "If you don't believe me, look it up in the dictionary"!

  • Anonymous says:

    "There is good in everything and every one"

  • Anonymous says:

    "A closed mouth, won't get fed", meaning ask for what you want, you never know what the person's response is going to be.

  • Namun says:

    "Palo que crece doblado, no se endereza." = A tree that grows crooked, cannot be straightened.

  • KeepItMovingDotCom says:

    Mama always says, "don't worry if you have enough, the Lord will make sure you have a gracious plenty."

    My late grandma Durden would say,"got my hair done up and I'm feelin' FOXY!"

    Happy Mother's Day!

  • Oh Dedewo! says:

    My Nigerian mother always says:

    "wear your cloak according to your own size."

    Meaning: Never spend more than you've earned or more than you've got.

  • Anonymous says:

    Well it wasn't advice but she said it All the time!!
    "I'll tell you like the farmer told the potato. Plant ya now dig ya later."

  • Anya says:

    I am fortunate to have 5 mothers so I always get lots of advise. Here are a few:
    – Always take care of yourself.
    – Depend on no one, what someone else can do for you… you can do for yourself.
    – In this society you have 3 odds against you so you must work 3 times harder than the average joe.
    – Always do what you LOVE to do and success will follow.



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