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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8 months ago

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.

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Dorothy Parker
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8 months ago

Sorry, he's right. They're all nuts.

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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.

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Martti Laurson
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8 months ago

A fun grandpa

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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.

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Gin
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8 months ago

Old is a state of mind!

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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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8 months ago

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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Restless
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8 months ago

Proper Dad thing, I love it

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Rowlie
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8 months ago

She wants to exhibit her surprise

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Lucka Rakowska
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8 months ago

At the end these are things we miss :)

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#9

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khyati desai
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8 months ago

LOLOL love it

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#10

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JuJu
Community Member
8 months ago

Just another way of saying "I love you"

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#11

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Random Panda
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8 months ago

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

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#12

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Charolett Wells
Community Member
8 months ago

Well, she is pretty close on that one.

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#13

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Kaisu
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8 months ago

Her singing was piss poor?

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#14

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Martti Laurson
Community Member
8 months ago

Give her a break. At leas she's trying

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Beh Pnkt
Community Member
8 months ago

Oh come on Rebecca, they don't...

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Restless
Community Member
8 months ago

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

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Sunzilla
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8 months ago

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

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#18

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Katie Coxie
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8 months ago

This made me lol. Literally!!

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#19

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misteriosa
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8 months ago

Me too 😅

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LuckyL
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8 months ago

I love this ^^

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tuzdayschild
Community Member
8 months ago

Don't lie, you know you miss it.

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Renee Gauthier
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8 months ago

Because he's stunned.

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kasa alex
Community Member
8 months ago

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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8 months ago

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

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Guglielmo Marconi
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8 months ago

"talking to a wall" is just as good.

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Sparrow Flying Free
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8 months ago

Using that forever now

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Martti Laurson
Community Member
8 months ago

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

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Binar Atmaja
Community Member
8 months ago

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

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Giette Hulsbosch
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8 months ago

There is a brand of Ibuprofen called Brufen download-5...af2ff8.jpg download-5e201f9af2ff8.jpg

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John Dwyer
Community Member
8 months ago

saying 'off' instead of 'of' gets on my nerves

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