Helping Those in Need
Young mothers often have a tough time adjusting to motherhood. Perhaps their income isn’t enough to make ends meet, or maybe they’re stuck taking care of their children without any help. This young mom was doing her best, but needed some help.
If we watched a new partner be so selfless, we would probably feel exactly as this person did. There’s nothing better than seeing someone who has all they need give back to those who don’t.
Bad Sense of Humor
All comedians have to start somewhere, which is how amateur comedy nights were born. But as hard as they try, sometimes the jokes just don’t land, whether it’s the jokes themselves or the audience that’s the problem.
It takes a lot of guts to get up there in front of everyone, though, and it’s so wholesome that he wanted to encourage the comedians no matter what. Being so caring is even more important than his sense of humor!
Three’s Not a Crowd
When you’re a pet owner, it’s really important that your partner knows how much your pet means to you. They’re a part of your family, after all, and this girl clearly understood that.
Let’s be real, here — she was probably even more excited to hang out with a cute puppy than her date. But as that puppy’s owner, they must have been so thrilled to know she was so laid back and willing to care for that puppy as if it were her own.
Building From the Ground Up
Money is tricky. While we all like to say that money isn’t everything, it does also make the world go round and we all need enough to at least meet our basic needs. Still, when this guy fell on hard times, his date didn’t care.
There’s nothing more wholesome than knowing for sure that your date likes you for you and not because they think you’re well off or going to buy them things. The fact that McDonald’s fries are delicious was just a bonus.
Onward and Upward
Anyone who has been on a date and had it go on longer than planned because they were just enjoying themselves so much knows what a good feeling it can be. That’s what happened to this new couple.
Couples who can be silly together can get through just about anything together, and this moment sounds like something straight out of a romantic comedy flick. None of us are surprised they ended up married!
Making Bad Days Better
Servers in restaurants have it rough. They get tiny paychecks, relying almost entirely on tips from customers who are often rude and treat them poorly. Thankfully, the server for this first date didn’t have that experience.
The OP’s date easily could have just kept that $50 for herself, but instead she decided to give it to a waiter who was probably overworked and underpaid. That just showed what a caring, wholesome person she is. She definitely brightened up his day.
Always Trust the Cat
Cats are finicky creatures, but like any other pet, they’re often a good judge of character. Many people will swear that someone isn’t a good person if their pet doesn’t like them. This person didn’t experience that.
It can be pretty hard to earn the trust of a cat, so this is definitely a wholesome reason to hang onto someone. They were probably so relieved to find someone they could have over without worrying about their cat pouncing!
Surprise on the Doorstep
Getting laid off is just as hard to deal with as getting fired. Sure, it’s supposed to be better since it’s not about your quality of work, but it still means being out of a job that you were counting on.
She easily could have blown him off when he was down, but instead, she took it upon herself to cheer up someone she hardly knew. That’s the kind of wholesome humans-uplifting-humans support we love to see.
Attention to the Details
One of the easiest ways to win someone over is to do something incredibly simple — pay attention. Notice what they drink and what they like to eat, and actually listen to how their day was and the stories they tell you.
This only cost him a few bucks, but he showed his date that he cared enough to get something he knew they liked, and that would mean a lot to any person. He did everything right, and we give him major wholesome kudos.
Finding Her Forever Person
No one wants to go through a divorce, because no one gets married with the intention of separating. But sometimes, no matter how hard you try, relationships just don’t work out for one reason or another.
A lot of wheelchair users experience people paying more attention to their chair, so it must have been a breath of fresh air to have someone genuinely care about her as a person. Everyone deserves love as wholesome as this.
That Easy, Natural Feeling
When looking for a romantic partner, most of us say the same things. We want someone who makes us laugh, someone we feel comfortable around, and someone who makes us feel good about ourselves.
Sometimes, it feels like it’s too good to be true when we meet that person, but this story tells us otherwise. When you know, you just know, and there’s no such thing as moving too fast.
What a Good Mom Does
You may find it surprising the number of single mothers who have stories about their dates getting upset that they won’t put them before their own children. It seems like an unreasonable demand, yet it happens all the time.
The fact that this man recognized that this is what should be normal is definitely a major green flag, and pursuing further dates with him would definitely be worth it. It’s so great to find someone who simply gets it.
Nothing Wrong With Eagerness
There are a lot of dating “norms” that shouldn’t really be norms, as they’re outdated and silly. One of those norms is that you shouldn’t text someone too soon after a date because you don’t want to seem too eager.
If it were us, we would want our date to seem eager to talk to and see us again! The whole point of the early days of dating is to enjoy each other’s company and make each other feel good. This guy clearly gets it.
Talking for Hours
Have you ever tried to have a conversation with a date, just to realize it was like talking to a brick wall? For one reason or another, the conversation just doesn’t flow, and you’re both left feeling awkward and disappointed.
This couple experienced something beyond the opposite of that, and it must have been a great feeling. We want to know if they can still talk for 11 hours straight after 12 years of marriage, though, as that’s a pretty long time!
Homemade Birthday Cake
There are a lot of people in the world who don’t get to experience the joy of their birthday being a big deal. Maybe their family couldn’t afford it, or their friends didn’t care, or their birthday was at an inconvenient time of year.
Boys deserve to be treated, too, and it’s so sweet and wholesome that she recognized that and made him a homemade cake. It clearly meant a lot to him, which means all her time and effort was 100% worth it.
20 Years and Counting
It’s always a nice feeling to be out somewhere as a couple and have a stranger compliment you. It’s surprising, though, when that happens on a first date. That’s exactly what happened to this couple.
The waitress clearly had a sixth sense for detecting well-off couples, because these two lasted! Maybe she should leave the service industry and shift to being a relationship guru. She clearly knows her stuff, after all!
Bare Minimum of Support
Not every relationship is rainbow and sunshine. Many of us end up having an experience or two with a toxic partner who leaves us with a lot of baggage and causes harm long after they’re gone.
This guy was so right in that supporting her through the moment was just basic human decency. It’s great that this girl had the opportunity to see a healthy, green-flag reaction to a situation so that she could learn exactly what is normal and good in a partner.
No One Gets Left Out
Dating someone who lives with roommates is often similar to dating someone with siblings. You have to win over the roommates in order to win over your date, and this girl was clearly determined to do just that.
Instead of letting his roommate feel left out, she incorporated the roommate in the date, making it so they all had fun and built great, wholesome memories together. If that’s not a green flag, what is?
Unwilling to Say Goodbye
Have you ever called someone you care about, expecting to have a quick catch up but instead staying on the phone simply enjoying each other’s company? That’s precisely what happened to these two on a new date.
That last line hit us right in the feels. We agree that every person deserves to feel that kind of love, whether it’s from a romantic partner, a family member, or even just a really great friend.
Erase the Stigma
There are a lot of little weird things that humans pressure each other about as a society, and many of them are related to completely normal bodily functions. Farting is the main one; many people, particularly women, absolutely refuse to ever fart in front of another person.
This is hilarious. Not only did he break the ice, but he’s totally right; why should a normal bodily function be such a big deal? We applaud his bravery, as it clearly paid off.
A Secret Witness
For people who like to be early, a date also showing up early is always a good sign. It indicates one of you won’t eternally be waiting on the other. But what if your date not only turns up early, but does something incredibly wholesome?
Homeless people deserve love and kindness, and watching someone you’re interested in selflessly give to a stranger is bound to make you feel good about going on the date.
Joy in the Little Things
Hummingbirds are such fascinating little creatures. They’re so tiny, yet the job they do is so important, since they’re very important pollinators, just like bees. It’s hard not to want to watch them whenever you see them, and this girl on a date couldn’t resist.
You’ve got to appreciate someone who takes joy in such little things in life, like witnessing a tiny piece of nature at work. It shows she pays attention to detail and easily finds happiness in the world.
The Pleasure of Comfortable Silence
Hiking can be a really fun first date activity as long as you’re sure that the other person is totally up for it. If they’re willing to travel an hour with you to a hiking spot, then they probably are.
Being able to exist in comfortable silence is so important in any type of relationship, but especially in a romantic one. Space doesn’t always need to be filled up with words.
An Unexpected Couple of Hours
One of the hardest parts of being a divorced parent is not getting to see your children as often as you would like, so when the opportunity arises, you should always take it.
Some people may read this and think, “How is ditching your date a green flag?” But, if you’re someone who’s interested in starting a family, there’s no bigger green flag than watching your date prioritize their children over their own romantic escapades.
She Actually Listened
Somehow, society has made it seem normal for women to do all the talking on a date, and for the man to either sit there silently or to not really be a part of the conversation even when they do try to speak.
A woman listening to a man on a date should be a given, yet it isn’t, and that’s what makes this so wholesome. Now, we desperately need updates — did she say yes?!
Clear, But Not Creepy
Sometimes, when men show their interest in a woman, they can become a bit pushy and aggressive, even if they don’t realize it. It makes women feel uncomfortable and cornered, which is no way to start a new relationship.
That’s why it’s nice when things like this happen, where the man is direct about their intentions, but never tries to force the woman to do anything she doesn’t want to do. This guy knows what respect is.
Easy to Please
For some reason, it’s more socially acceptable to hate on cats than it is to dislike dogs. It’s probably because people put more effort into understanding dogs’ body language than cats’, which makes them think cats aren’t affectionate.
This hatred of cats is especially true among men, so it’s always surprisingly wholesome to meet a man who actually loves cats and realizes how great they can be. That’s a green flag if we’ve ever seen one for any cat lover.
Was That So Bad?
Men asking women on dates is the most socially acceptable thing to do, but thankfully, that’s slowly changing. Women are becoming bolder and getting more comfortable being the ones to get things going — which is exactly what this woman did.
Maybe he was too nervous to ask her out, or perhaps he couldn’t tell whether she was interested in him in the same way. That’s why it’s so wholesome that she finally put her foot down and made things happen.
Balancing His Time
It’s generally considered rude to be on your phone while on a date. Sure, we’re all addicted to our tiny little rectangular computers, but it’s important to respect the person we’re sitting across from.
It still seems a little impolite that this apparently happens frequently, but she is okay with it and he respectfully asks her each time, and that’s what matters most.
Silly String Shenanigans
Have you ever spent time around someone who’s really good at making you laugh? It just brightens your whole day and makes you feel so much more positive and lightens any stress you may be feeling. It’s great when that person is your date.
We’re not sure if this person is describing a real date or a moment out of a romantic comedy movie, because it definitely sounds like the latter. How cute and wholesome is this?
Squashed Snail Sorrows
We’ve all been there; you’re walking along the sidewalk when you spot an insect, and before you can stop yourself, you accidentally step on it. Most people move on, but most people aren’t as empathetic as this girl.
It’s such a little thing, but to show such care for a tiny creature like a snail just showed her date that she’s someone who cares about what happened to those around her. That’s definitely a green flag.
Palette of a Child
Everyone always says that picky eaters will “just grow out of it,” but that isn’t always the case, and many picky children grow up to be picky adults. There are a lot of reasons one becomes and remains a picky eater.
We would like to let the record show that mac and cheese is awesome and is totally a food for children or adults, and that one should never be ashamed of ordering it — fancy restaurant or not.
Being a Good Dad
It’s great when parents get divorced and can keep things amicable, but unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. There are also situations where one parent doesn’t care about the children as much as the other.
It’s so sad that he didn’t feel confident that his date would want to see him again after simply caring about the well-being of his child. If anything, that would make his date want to see him again even more because it shows he’s a good dad.
Never Spent a Night Apart
Maybe you’ve experienced it, or perhaps you’ve seen it in a romcom — you have a fun night and invite someone over for some “nightly activities,” just to find out they’ve run out before you even woke up.
That didn’t happen here, and we’re so glad it didn’t because it gave her the opportunity to share this super wholesome story with the world. He clearly wanted to get to know her more, which is definitely a green flag.
Wrong Way, Right Man
It’s easy to forget that there was a time before navigation apps on our phones existed. It was a time when people on road trips had to print out their directions beforehand, and those who moved to new areas had to learn their way around through trial and error.
It takes a pretty wholesome person to go that out of their way to stop someone from getting lost in a new town. Someone raised that boy with good manners.
A Quick Change of Plans
First dates can be nerve-wracking, but of course, no one wants them to be. You want things to feel easy and natural, which is why it was so great when this girl was able to be honest with her date.
Instead of criticizing her anxiety, he took it in stride and found a solution to the problem, which is such a healthy way to respond. Plus, mini-golfing is just a super fun activity for a date.
Asking the Right Questions
We all get tired of doing the get-to-know-you dance that comes along with meeting a new person. Questions like “What do you do?” and “What’s your family like?” get boring and tedious.
This girl was clearly sick of having those conversations as well and decided to try a new approach, and that approach clearly paid off. Now, we’re all asking ourselves what our favorite dinosaur is in case it ever comes up on a date.
A Silly Bet
Sometimes, asking someone for a second date can be even more awkward than asking for the first one. It’s because you had a good time with the person and know them a little now, so you care more about their response.
It sounds like that bet was rigged and that she lost on purpose, but it also doesn’t sound like he was too upset about it. Eight green flags are a lot more green flags than most people get on a date.
Bonding With Siblings
Living with an adult disabled sibling or child comes with a very unique set of challenges. Their lives are filled with love and attention, but they also often come with hardship. It can be a lot for a new date to handle.
This guy didn’t let it phase him, though. Her sister is a human being like any other, after all, and he showed her that he cared about both of them — which is top-level wholesome.
Up For Hours Together
If you’ve never just sat for a while and listened to music with someone you care about, you should try to. It’s a very calming experience and gives you a chance to bond over something so simple.
If time essentially disappears when you’re with a partner, that’s one of the biggest green flags you can experience in a relationship. It means you were so immersed in your time together that everything else was just less important.
Split it or Bust
The whole “splitting the check” thing shouldn’t be done by the man always paying for the woman. It should either be split evenly — or maybe the person who makes more pays for it, even if that person is the woman.
What makes this wholesome is that it proves that she was on the date because she was truly interested in him, not because she was trying to get a free meal (which happens more often than you think!).
Let’s Just Be Friends
Most people’s experience of going on a few dates and having it not work out is that they stop talking and never see that person again. But, what if you’d rather at least keep that person as a friend?
That’s what happened in this situation, and it actually ended up becoming a romantic partnership after all. It’s sad that the girl was so excited that he simply liked her for her, yet it’s a very common experience.
From Quiet to Chatter
If there’s one thing that’s easy for most people to talk about, it’s their interests. Whether they’re passionate about knitting or Star Wars (or maybe it’s both), it’s the best way to make a date feel comfortable.
This was a green flag because it showed the date that she wasn’t a boring person — she was just feeling the typical first-date jitters that most people feel. The date found the perfect way to get her to open up.
Straightforward and Serious
Playing games in relationships is one of the easiest ways to scare people off. It shows that you aren’t necessarily serious about building something serious, and that’s usually a serious red flag (did we mention the word serious?).
That guy knew what he wanted and he went after it, so he gets all the wholesome kudos. It was also cool that their first “unofficial” date was in a group so that they were both more comfortable.
Not a Drop
Getting caught in the rain without an umbrella is pretty infuriating, especially if it happens because you didn’t check the weather or decided to risk going without. Either way, it’s always nice when someone offers to share theirs with you.
It’s even nicer when the person is doing that purely because they want to, which is what this man did. He was waving green flags before he even knew he was doing it.
Wrong Definition, Mom!
We will forgive Twitter user LooeyK’s mom for not knowing the proper meaning of the word “homophobe.” The poor lady thought it meant she loved being at home, rather than what it actually means.
With the LGBTQ+ community growing daily, there might be some confusion about what each letter represents. But, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t put in the effort to be respectful and inclusive, no matter your age.
A Mother’s Love
Parents have so many different ways of showing their love for their children without saying the words “I Love You.” From cooking your favorite meal to giving you encouraging words when you need them most, loving parents are pretty awesome.
Lisa Guest’s mom showed her daughter love by saying the same thing every time she ended a phone call. This is more than just a habit and is another way that her mom expressed her love for her child.
Hop on the Old eBay
Older people and technology generally don’t mix, which is pretty clear in this tweet by @LisforLia. Her nan is still stuck in the days before the internet and has some rather funny names for the internet, texts, and we’re guessing many other things too.
While some might find this rather annoying, we think it’s actually endearing and could even be called cute. You do you, Nan!
Dad Jokes for the Win
Dads typically think they’re funny and will crack the lamest jokes at every opportunity they get. This dad clearly thinks he’s hilarious. We’re not gonna lie; this is a pretty cute habit, even if it annoys his children.
We miss little things like this the most when the person is no longer with us, so our advice to this Twitter user is to treasure it while it lasts.
When Mom Makes Her Own Saying
Moms are the ones who usually make up their own sayings and then insist they are correct. Twitter user TheMightyQuinn’s mom changed a very popular saying by switching between “brick” and “blank” and then insisting that both are adequate.
What funny changes has your mom made to some popular phrases? And does she, too, argue that her version is just as correct when you point it out? After all, mom is always right, isn’t she?
What’s Your Email Number?
This is one thing that instantly annoys the younger generation or, as they are more commonly called, the Millenials. Growing up with technology, many millennials can’t understand why their parents can’t grasp the simplest thing, like an email address.
@Stevcomartin shared his mother’s hilarious tech bungle on Twitter for the world to see. It might seem weird to get something as simple as an email address wrong. But, it can all get a little confusing for those who were only introduced to it later in life.
A Good Old Family PICNIC
Do your parents drive you insane by mispronouncing a word? For Twitter user Sydney Hogg, that word is picnic, which their mother confidently pronounces “pignig.”
We must admit that it’s a rather cute mispronunciation that will likely be passed down to the next generation. Picnic or pignig, it’s all the same to this momma, whether her kid likes it or not.
Granny the Crime Show Fan
Do you remember the TV show Kids Say The Darndest Things? They should make another show called “Grannies Say The Darndest Things.” This poster’s granny could be up first with her hilarious naming of TV shows.
Referring to all crime-related shows as CSI, the poor dear needs to realize that there are many shows to choose from and that CSI is just one of them. You’ve got to love older people!
It would seem that all parents tend to mispronounce certain words, or maybe it’s just that they grew up in a different area or lived a different lifestyle. Whatever it is, certain mispronunciations are cute, while others are just bizarre.
In a tweet shared by @YPLAC, they share the many words their father says wrong, some of which are hilarious. Give your dad a break, @YPLAC; he’s used to saying things his way, and he’s probably not going to change now.
Want Some Dressing on That?
We bring you another tweet about good old dad jokes with this hilarious one from user Hannah, who shares what her dad calls salad dressing. Referring to it as lettuce lotion, we conjure up images of a head of lettuce slathering itself with some body cream.
This one definitely falls under the “weird” category. But, it’s also cute, as it’s something that he will always be remembered for. Now excuse us while we go lotion our salads.
When Dad Gets the Slang Wrong
It’s absolutely hilarious when parents try to use slang words that they hear their kids saying. From “hanging out” to “vibing,” there are many terms that today’s parents will just not know. For Becca’s Dad, that phrase is “chill pill.”
While this dad was trying to be hip and “with it” by attempting a slang word, he messed it up in such a cute way that Becca had to post it and share it with the world. Becca’s dad will probably never live this one down, especially now that everyone on the internet knows about it.
Millennials vs. Boomers
For those not familiar with the terms, “boomer” is someone who was born between 1945 and 1965, while a millennial is someone born between 1980 and 1995. A recent internet trend saw a war between millennials and boomers, where the term “OK Boomer” was coined.
Millennials would say this when reprimanded by someone from an older generation, which is why Twitter user Jdog was pretty confused when his parents said “Ok, Boomer” to him after a disagreement. Can someone explain it to them, or should we just let mom and dad live their best lives?
Gizmos and Gadgets Aplenty
While we’re on the topic of boomers, please take a look at this tweet from Simon Wilder, who shared his mother’s cute name for any electronic gadget. If his profile picture is anything to go by, he isn’t that young, so his parents were likely retired and had no need for fancy technology.
These weird but cute habits are great to remember someone by. And those memories will come flooding back every time someone mentions those words.
Wrong Movie Title, Mom
Is it all moms that get movie titles wrong? Either they can’t remember the name completely, or they come up with their own titles for popular movies. In a hilarious tweet, Joshua O’Sullivan shares his mother’s rather unique title for the Fantastic Beasts movie franchise.
Joshua’s mom has probably seen it and can’t remember the title, or she just didn’t enjoy it and couldn’t care less about the proper name for it. Whatever the reason, her little mishap is now on the internet for everyone to see and enjoy.
When You Drive Your Teen Insane
This tweet is a bit different from the rest and is actually from a dad who purposefully calls mobile applications the wrong names to make his daughter mad. We’re sure that this poster knows the difference between WhatsApp and Snapchat. But, he “mistakenly” refers to them incorrectly to get a rise out of his daughter.
Embarrassing your kids or getting on their nerves is just a little payback for all those sleepless nights they put you through as a baby, so take a page out of Michael’s book and get some harmless revenge on your kids, too.
Moms and TV Shows or Movies
It seems to be a pretty common thing that moms tend to get the name of movies or popular TV shows completely wrong. For Charlie Salterr’s mom, that show is The Simpsons.
Now, considering how popular The Simpsons are, it’s baffling that Charlie’s mom couldn’t get the name right and referred to it as simply “Bart Simpson.” Sigh, we can only sympathize with poor Charlie as we, too, feel the frustration of this TV classic being mislabelled.
Dads + Texts = Disaster
Did you have to teach your dad to text, or did it come naturally to him? While some parents handled the introduction of mobile phones rather well, others, like this poster’s dad, seemed to struggle with the idea of texting. Rather than sending proper, legible texts, his dad simply texts words to his son.
We can only imagine how confusing it must be to get a text with the word “plate” or “keys” from a parent. We would likely spend the rest of the day just trying to decipher what they were trying to say.
Keeping Up With the Pistachios
Reality TV wasn’t around when our parents were younger. With the wide variety of reality shows to choose from nowadays, it can get confusing to differentiate between them. This dad, however, completely missed the mark when he referred to the popular Kardashian family as the Pistachios.
Do you think he did this on purpose to get a rise out of his daughter, or is it simply that he couldn’t be bothered to remember the Kardashian name as he has no interest in the show? Either way, we think it’s adorable!
Say What, Mom?
We can’t even begin to fathom why this poster’s mom would use this rather unusual phrase to express her shock or surprise. Younger generations probably know that Pimp My Ride was a show on MTV once-upon-a-time.
However, we doubt that Gabriella’s mother would have watched it and probably just read it somewhere. Hopefully, Gabriella can help her mom understand why her phrase makes no sense and help her coin another actually relevant catchphrase.
Parents and texting just do not go together, especially when they have no clue what “text language” is and when to use it when texting their friends or family. This tweet by @tom_mooro is a prime example of a pretty common texting mishap that shows his mother using “LOL” to send love to her family.
In the context of the text, we can see that it looks rather weird that she is using LOL, more so when she has just texted her son to tell him his cat has sadly passed away.
Bless You, Mom!
Moving away from mispronunciations and technology fails, we came across this tweet from Alex Heron, who shared a bit more than his mom would probably have liked when he said she screams when she sneezes.
While it may seem pretty bizarre to him, it’s apparently more common than you would think and has to do with your lung capacity. It’s weird for Alex… But, we can see the cute side of it and just had to include it on our list.
When Dad Gives Reviews
From restaurant bathrooms to coffee shop designs, dads tend to give reviews on places they have been or things they have seen, even when no one asked. But, this dad takes it one step further and uses one single word to describe absolutely everything — “stunning!”
This only irritates his kid more, as she shares that he first pauses as if he’s thinking of the correct word to use before using his favorite one to describe something. Dad jokes are the best and will always be a good way to inject some silly humor into any conversation.
Aldi vs. Audi
As our parents get older, we notice that there tends to be a bit more confusion over the names of things. Sometimes, it can cause a bit of concern. But other times, we wonder if they purposefully mislabel things to get a rise out of us or if they’re trying to be funny.
It’s hard to know the reasoning behind Mel’s dad calling her car by the name of a supermarket chain. But, we’re guessing from her reaction that good old dad is just pulling her leg. What funny things have your parents said that made you cringe?
Old vs. New Pronunciations
Older generations had their own way of pronouncing words. Nowadays, with languages advancing and changing quickly, you might find that how you pronounce a word might differ from how one of your parents pronounced it.
Twitter user Sopherea discovered this when she heard the unusual way her mother pronounced this word. Perhaps her mother is from another country or grew up in a different city, or maybe that’s just how she likes to say it. We guess we’ll never know.
Landline Phone Etiquette
Did your dad ever answer the landline by reciting the number? With landlines all but obsolete and mobile phones being the number one form of communication, it’s likely that only older people still use landline phones in their homes.
John’s dad clearly does and still answers his landline by reciting the number. While we do admit that we miss the freedom we had in the years before mobile phones were created, there is no denying these devices’ convenience.
Which Neeson Are You?
A good way to highlight the generation gap is to see which Neeson the different generations know more. While younger generations know Liam Neeson from the Taken movie franchise, older generations would be more inclined to know who Leslie Nielsen is.
It seems that Twitter user Harry Kinsella’s dad knows both and has created his own actor, Lesley Nelson. We had a good laugh at this one and hope that no one ever bursts this dad’s bubble by explaining that they are two different actors.
Getting together with the guys to watch your favorite football team play is a common pastime for many. Sami and his Dad regularly watch the game together, which is when his dad feels the need to point out the obvious to his son.
We all get pretty heated when cheering our team on, and many enjoy being couch coaches. But, poor Sami has had enough of his dad’s rather obvious rantings. Enjoy it while it lasts, Sami, because these weird little things will form some of the greatest memories you have of your dad.
When Grandpa Tries to Be Hip
Do you have a parent or grandparent who tries their utmost to keep up with trends and technology? @sarpenney does and shared this sweet pic of her grandfather posing with his diabetic chain and an oversized hoodie like many of the rappers he sees on TV.
Thankfully, he has Sarah to help guide him. She teaches him about YouTube and a range of other newer technologies. It’s clear from this tweet that Sarah and her grandpa have a great relationship. Hopefully, she will teach him more cute things that help him stay hip.
Missing the Little Things
When you lose a parent, the things that infuriated or irritated you most will be what you remember about them. For Twitter user Reilly, that would be their dad’s annoying habit of turning the TV off only after he had called.
As Reilly points out, we, too, are not sure why he didn’t just turn it off before he called. But, we love that this weird habit has become a treasured memory.
At school, we’re taught the names of the different states and how to pronounce them. For older generations, this was not necessarily taught in school, which is why Debby’s mom most likely has difficulty pronouncing Massachusetts.
We prefer her version, though, and we will definitely be referring to it by no other name but this one from this point forward. This is definitely a funny parental quirk.
An Embarrassing Blunder
Remember the days when our parents had to buy certain music CDs for us because they had a parental advisory sticker on them for strong language? All Kris Parker wanted was the new Puff Daddy (P-Diddy now) album.
But, he bolted out of the store when his mother asked for Puffing Billy. We have no idea who that is. But we love that his mom was able to embarrass her son in a rather cute way unintentionally.
Let’s Hope Not
Did your parents have a unique little catchphrase that they would repeat daily? For Twitter user Rebecca McHugh, it was her mother saying she would take her “eyes out” every night when she removed her contact lenses.
Just the thought of it has us rolling on the floor with laughter. We’re sure that it’s something that Rebecca will always remember when she sees a box of contact lenses.
Mom Knows the Best Sales
If your mom is anything like Brian’s, she likes to tell you where to find the best items on sale. While Brian has never shopped at the British department store chain, Marks & Spencer, and has no intention of ever doing so, his aging mother still finds it necessary to tell him when the store is having a sale.
Brian, we sympathize with you but encourage you just to smile and say “thank you” the next time she tells you about a sale. After all, it sounds like this is just how she says “I love you.”
Err… Wrong Name, Mom
Twitter user Harry McNally shared this tweet about his mother’s unusual name for antihistamines. Calling them hysterectomies, we can only wonder how on earth she can think the two are even remotely related.
She sounds like a gem, though. This is one occasion when we say you should just role with. We would just hate to correct her weird but cute habit of getting names wrong.
What are some of the words that your parents pronounce incorrectly? Is there just one specific word that irks you when it’s mispronounced, or are there a few that you would love to correct your parents on?
Maffadeus’s dad has a cute and unique way of pronouncing some words and even has his own initialisms that only he would know for food items. We would hate to be the ones trying to figure these out.
That’s a No, Mom
In another tweet about moms getting the name of TV shows wrong, Twitter user Aidan shares his mom’s hilarious name for the British show I’m a Celeb, Get Me Out of Here. Her rather unique name for the show earns her a high-five, even though we’re sure Aidan has had quite enough of it and wishes their mom would just say the correct name.
Life is far too short to sit and worry about the right names for TV shows as long as your loved ones know what you’re actually talking about. Besides, she nailed the spirit of the show — where celebs are thrown into a jungle — that’s plenty!
When an Old Person Hates Old People
@LessaVerybrave shared this hilarious tweet about her mother, saying she hates being around older people. This doesn’t seem at all unusual until she points out that her parents are in their 80s!
Leesa’s mother might just be on to something by trying to avoid getting old too quickly. Just keep in mind, while aging might be inevitable, being old in spirit is definitely a choice!
Definitely Not Ethereal
There is a very big difference between “ethereal” and “urethral.” While one refers to an angelic presence or feeling, the other has to do with our anatomy. This is why it came as a surprise for Tor when his mother described a woman’s singing at church as the latter.
However, we wonder if she knew exactly what she meant when she made this blunder and was actually trying to say that the woman’s singing voice belonged in the toilet. Sneaky move, mom!
The Neverending Story
Ever had someone tell you a long-winded story that never seems to have an ending? Tara Dublin shared her account of this happening when she tweeted that her mother regularly used the phrase “long story short” to end a very long retelling of an event.
This is a great example of people using a phrase just because of habit and not because it actually makes sense in context, because this clearly doesn’t.
Restaurant Orders Gone Wrong
You would think that after getting the name of a pizza topping wrong, Jamie’s dad would learn the right term for the next time he orders his favorite slice. But, fate has other ideas.
Poor Jamie has to sit and listen to his dad butcher the English language by ordering something that doesn’t exist. This tweet is good for a laugh and is a reminder that sometimes it helps to just go with the flow rather than change how someone is.
A Real Headache
Twitter user Dave Robots shared the cute but weird way his mother refers to this over-the-counter medication. But, it had us thinking about how she pronounces other medications. Does Aspirin become Alpine?
There are times when all you want to do is correct your parents when they mispronounce a word. But, sometimes it becomes rather endearing, and you find yourself saying that exact word too. We hope it will be the latter in Dave’s case, as we like her name for the medication better.
This one is slightly different, but since it’s something we can definitely see our parents getting wrong, we decided it had to be added. Working in tech support has its disadvantages. One of the biggest is probably trying to help those with zero tech knowledge!
As Twitter user Jamie Pollock shared, older folk tend to get the names of common tech items completely wrong, leading to frustration on the support team’s side. While some situations can be cute and are good for a laugh, we wouldn’t want to work in tech support anytime soon. Maybe that’s just because we have very little patience. Probably not…
So, apparently, there’s actually a grammatical reason that some phrases need to be in a certain order, like “tick-tock” can’t be “tock-tick” or “mailbox” can never be “boxmail.” Do you see where we’re going with this?
We just want to make it absolutely clear to @SBSG_00’s dad that the phrase “pins and needles” should never, ever, be flipped around! That’s just wrong. But, it’s definitely adorable!
An Ear-ly Plan
This is probably one of the cutest mistakes we’ve heard a parent make. There’s just something perfectly innocent about this mom’s complete belief that she’s saying this phrase correctly.
We just hope that now that @yoiain realized that this is what their mom was doing, they will absolutely never correct her! Also, we’re totally for everyone using it! Should we play it by year?
We all know that one of the sweetest and most frustrating things our parents can do is get into the habit of saying a certain phrase every single day. Yes, it can get on your nerves, but it also reminds you that you’re home when you hear that phrase.
this Twitter user’s mom has found the perfect way to tell her family she needs to go to sleep. Clearly, she’s very much a creature of habit. Good night!