20 things Irish mums say and what they really mean


There is many things your mam will day to you, however, not all them are entirely true. We have compiled a list of translated phrases for your future reference!

  1. Maybe –> Probably not
  2. We’ll see –> NEVER
  3. Let’s play the quiet game. –> Stop talking, my ears are bleeding.
  4. I love the outfit you put together. –> Please spill something on it before we leave the house.
  5. Where did you hear that? –> Your information is completely false.
  6. One day you’ll thank me. –> Hopefully, you’ll forget this ever happened.
  7. Can mummy have some privacy in the bathroom? –> Mummy needs a glass of wine.
  8. Mum needs a glass of wine. –> Mum needs a shot of tequila.
  9. Do you think that’s a good idea? –> That’s the worst idea EVER!
  10. Uh-huh –> I have no earthly idea what you’re talking about.
  11. Wow, that’s great sweetie! –> I still have no idea what you just said, but you sounded excited so I went with it.
  12. Really? Really? –> WTF is wrong with you?
  13. Because I said so. –> I’m losing this battle and this is my last resort (or I’m tired of explaining stuff).
  14. You are the best. –> Millennium mom speak meaning anything from you really are the best to you are thoroughly average.
  15. Just a sec. or In a minute –> I’m not stopping what I’m doing or moving from this position until you scream for me again.
  16. Your forehead is cold as ice. –> Get up, Get dressed, Get the f*&^ to school.
  17. Go ask Dad –> His turn to be the bad guy – mwahahaha.
  18. The dog loves you the most. –> I will guilt you into feeding/walking that dog.
  19. Yes, you do sound like Beyonce. –> Please let my child have other talents.
  20. I love you –> There is nothing on Earth I could love more!

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