The real world is not a Karan Johar movie. And as thankful as we should be that our parents don’t go prancing about in very fancy clothes, we must not discount the fact that they’re loonies in their own right. Lovable loonies, but loonies nonetheless. In order to survive understand them, one must understand the language they speak. So here’s a list of 10 statements that parents generally make, translated!
10. WHAT THEY SAY :
“Who’s that boy/girl?”
WHAT THEY MEAN:
“That’s not my future son-in-law/daughter-in-law, right?”
9. WHAT THEY SAY :
“Culture has changed so much these days”
WHAT THEY MEAN:
“Just because everyone is doing it, doesn’t mean you get to”
8. WHAT THEY SAY :
“You can wear it if YOU want to”
WHAT THEY MEAN:
“Its way too short, paati would be frothing mad!”
7. WHAT THEY SAY :
“Now that you’re grown up, you have to remember that you have certain responsibilities”
WHAT THEY MEAN:
“You’re too big for us to physically reprimand, so please, listen to what we say”
6. WHAT THEY SAY :
“Mr.X’s son/daughter is lovely. He/She does all the work at home and still manages top grades”
WHAT THEY MEAN:
“Where did we go wrong?”
5. WHAT THEY SAY :
“What’s on facebook that you spend so much time on it?”
WHAT THEY MEAN:
“If you don’t tell me the truth, I’ll be creating a profile very, very soon.”
4. WHAT THEY SAY :
“You won’t understand now. When you have your own child, you will”
WHAT THEY MEAN:
“Hopefully by then, I’d have understood it too”
3. WHAT THEY SAY :
“Back in the day, we never spoke back to our parents!”
WHAT THEY MEAN:
“….It wasn’t like they listened the first time anyway.”
2. WHAT THEY SAY:
“I just want you to know that I am totally cool with dating. Just keep me informed..”
WHAT THEY MEAN:
“..So that I can lock you up the moment you do”
1. WHAT THEY SAY:
“You spend so much! Back in the day, we never used to ask our parents for any kind of pocket money”
WHAT THEY MEAN:
“We just collected in bulk as dowry.”


While most of this post was conceived by my very large and awesome brain, He also helped. Little bit. 🙂

PS: No parents were harmed for the purposes of this post.