Parents annoy their children in a million plus howcantheyevencomeupwithmore ways. And it's not just what they do, but what they say as well.

A couple of days ago, Jamie from Aberdeen, Scotland, decided to compile a collection of these quirks. "Is there something trivial that your parents say that really...annoys you for no good reason?" he tweeted. "My mum accidentally calling Pets at Home 'Pets City' for the past twelve years is right up there." To everyone's amusement, irritated sons and daughters immediately started venting. Scroll down to check out what they had to share and feel free to join them in the comments.

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farbenzirkel
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My dad used to say "Kuhsaft" (cow juice) instead of milk... Every. Single. Time.

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In their book Annoying: The Science of What Bugs Us, Joe Palca and Flora Lichtman said a very interesting thing. There isn't a single scientific field devoted to the topic of being annoyed. But plenty of scholars and researchers have analyzed the subject, meaning if such a topic were to exist, it would be multidisciplinary.

The authors also said that it's really difficult to come up with a universal formula for what is annoying. After all, not every inconvenience or trouble is so terribly unpleasant. At least not when experienced one at a time. Rather, they claim, it is when these things are repetitive and unpredictable that they get under our skin.

Think of it this way. A loud bang, coming from an apartment above us might take us by surprise, heck, it can even frighten us, but it won't instantly become annoying. But our neighbor's loud music played over and over and over, and over again, is very annoying.

Interestingly, we can train ourselves not to get annoyed. Have you ever noticed that childfree people get more impatient with a crying or misbehaving kid than parents do? Michael R. Cunningham, a psychologist at the University of Louisville, told The Boston Globe, "You can leave the environment, you can change the environment, or you can do something inside yourself to change your reaction." That could mean changing behaviors, for example, doing deep breathing, counting to 10, or taking a walk every time you're stressed out. It could also mean deliberately changing your thoughts about the situation - deciding, for instance, to view it as quirky instead of annoying.

So if your dad's nail picking really frustrates you, maybe just spend more time with the old man you brat?

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Talia Johnson
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

wow, that one's wrong on two counts - if she thought it meant liking being at home, that would be 'home' ophile.

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JuJu
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just another way of saying "I love you"

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Random Panda
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why doesn't anyone tell her what it really means?

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Restless
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

But it is good to know if there is LSD in as well :-)

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Sunzilla
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So did our neighbour. We could hear him 3 houses down the road :)

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kasa alex
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ahaha I wear hearing aids and I say 'taking my ears out'. Usually just to myself in my head, though

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Sinkvenice
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There's a snack sold in England called Peperami. It's a long, thin stick of salami.

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Martti Laurson
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wait a minute, stop right there. You left out the most important thing. Mom or dad?

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Binar Atmaja
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

thats sign that your mom want you to buy her M&S for her. for the god sake!

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