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Sh!t my dad says and other dadisms

I’ve been reading the book Sh!t my dad says and I laugh my ass off… mainly because its pretty true.  My wife is great about calling me out all the time over my few “catch phrases” sure I admit it – I use the same phrase over again and again – sue me.  I kindof feel like it fit me and I know I go though phases where I switch it up… Its part of life, its part of dialog… isnt it? Now ofcourse the second I point out items that my wifes says – it could be the start of world war 3, so usually I just yes the conversation to death before someone gets a swirly.

Do you have a catch phrase? do you have some great memories of things your dad used to say growing up? Here are some choice dadisms I found while googling around the net.


“You’re going to sit there until you eat your dinner. I don’t care if you sit there all night.”

“Delayed obedience is disobedience. “

“When I say no, I mean no. Why? Because, that’s why.”

“If you don’t stop crying, I’ll give you something to cry about.”

“Two wrongs do not make a right.”

“As long as you tried your hardest, that’s all that matters.”

“I’m spanking you because I love you. This hurts me a lot more than it hurts you.”

“If I didn’t hear it, you didn’t say it! “

“Shape up or ship out.”

“That’s so funny? Wipe that smile off your face.”

“We’ll do it the right way. My way.”

“Don’t ask me, ask your mother.”

“This is your last warning. “

“Four things come not back: time past, the spoken word, the sped arrow and a missed opportunity. “

“You’ll realize the value of money once you start earning. “

“Son, don’t ever get married. And tell that to your kids.”

“Enough is enough! “

“Do what I say, not what I do.”

“When I was your age…. “

I think I’ve heard some of these at least a few times in my life… and I know I’ll have my kid sit down one day and laugh about the stuff his old man said. It’s just the cycle of life!