Mother always says: A collection of your favorite sayings from mom

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Posted: Sunday, May 11, 2014 12:00 am

Seems like every mom dishes out a few good sayings. Some are classics like, “Because I said so, that's why.” Others are darn funny, now that we're older: “Do you think your socks are going to pick themselves up?”

Such sayings have been around for decades, and often are handed down from one generation to the next, said Dawn O. Braithwaite, chairwoman of the department of communication studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She called them “cultural wisdoms” that help moms teach and remind kids, often in a humorous way.

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