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Hi, everybody! Welcome back to Top Words! My name is Alisha, and today we're going to be talking about the top 10 things that your parents always say.
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1. Be careful
The first phrase is "be careful."
Anytime your parent sees you doing something slightly dangerous, they will say be careful. My dad still tells me when he sees me using a kitchen knife.
Be careful, don't cut yourself.
2. Be quiet
The next phrase is "be quiet." So kids are notoriously noisy; notorious means are known for, kids are very noisy, so parents often tell children to be quiet.
My mother would often tell my brother and I to be quiet when we were playing.
3. Behave
The next expression is "behave."
So to behave means to be good, to be correct, to be proper, so, but behave this is the command form of the verb, so this means that you or whoever is on the receiving end of this expression is not behaving properly, so parents will say "behave" if you're being too noisy at a dinner party.
My mother told me to behave because I was running around at the formal dinner.
4. Do your homework
The next expression is "do your homework."
I still need someone to say this to me periodically. please, mom!
Do your homework, again, the command form of something. Your child, the child in question is not doing his or her homework, so mother or father will say, do your homework, it's time you need to, it's your responsibility. So let's see, when I had been playing video games for too long in my childhood, my grandmother would come in the door, would open the door and say to me, Alisha, do your homework! That is true!
5. Go to bed
The next expression is "go to bed."
Go to bed
Your, the kid is up too late there in my case, I would always up late reading books, I would be, like, under the covers reading book, my parents would find me, go to bed! And my defense is always, I'm in bed! I'm in there, I'm reading!
The child is supposed to be sleeping, he or she is not sleeping, the parent says, go to bed.
6. I'm going to count to three.
This is a classic! The expression "I'm going to count to three," this is like, this is a terror inducing mechanism, this is a way to make kids feel afraid of something that's going to happen but rarely does, I feel. When a child is doing something bad the parent will say I'm going to count to three and I'll just slowly say one, two, and usually they don't get to three, because they tell the child like they have three seconds to stop whatever bad behavior he or she is doing, so usually the parent only has to say one in that tone of voice, and maybe two, and then the child will stop, what happened that three is up to the parent really, I think in most cases the parent just like takes the toy or the parent will stop the car do something to like strikes fear into the the misbehaving child.
I was being too noisy at home and my mother told me she was going to count to three.
7. Stop
The next word is "stop."
You can use this anytime someone is doing a thing that you do not want them to do. Stop! So children being noisy, misbehaving, being kids, then you can just say stop, and depending on your tone of voice this can be a strong word, or not so strong word. So experiment, you can say "stop" or "stop that!" It sounds kind of soft but if you just say, like, "STOP!!" and get really angry, like, you might make a child cry. So be careful, you can make this word very strong.
In a sentence, I told my brother to stop poking me in the car in the back seat.
What's up, James?
8. What did you say?
What did you say, oh, this is a good one! So when the child has said something bad to the parent, the parent can go "what did you say?" Like, it's like a dare, like, say it again, I dare you to say it again. It's a challenge from the parent and the kid knows he or she is in trouble. It's a good one, so if you say, like, dad says your new haircut is stupid! Sorry, dad! I know you wouldn't… I'm speaking to my dad. Hi, dad! Hi, mom! I've said hi to everybody in my family today.
I hate you mom, that's a probably a more common one, I hate you mom, or I hate you dad, and then the parent says, what did you say?
9. What did I just say?
So the parent gives a command, the parent says do something, do your homework, clean your room, something like that; the child doesn't do it, the parent, with the stronger voice this time, will say, what did I just say? So that's an expression that means were you listening to me? And if you were listening to me, why aren't you doing the thing that I told you to do? So, bit of a scary one.
10. Did you brush your teeth?
Did you brush your teeth, a check-in phrase from the parents, maybe in the morning, maybe at night, to ask their child, did you brush your teeth? Just an important part of your hygiene for the day. Did you brush your teeth? I did, I brushed my teeth today. I'm a functioning adult.
All right! That's the end! So those are 10 phrases that your parents always say, maybe if you have kids you can try them out on your kids now and then. If there's something that your parent always said to you that was very effective maybe you can share it with us! Thanks very much for watching, please be sure to LIKE and subscribe if you haven't already, and we will see you again soon. Bye!
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