Saturday 4 February 2012

Listography at Kate Takes 5


I am writing this post for this week's Listography where the prompt is:

"Top 5 Phrases That Drive Me Crazy"

  1. It’s not about that...(someone at work used to say this and it drove ALL of us crazy!)
  2. You’ll be alright before you get married (I spent all my vacations in Ireland growing up, and every time I got hurt, my Mum or a relative said this, even if I was in a lot of pain.  I always mentally shouted "No I won't!" - it's scarred me for life :-) )
  3. Nothing (in life) Worth Having Comes Easy (I am spiritual and like to believe in prosperity not scarcity).  This and the next two phrases, I think are made popular so as to keep us in our boxes so that we don't expect too much out of life.
  4. There’s no such thing as a free lunch - actually I believe there is and have enjoyed many of them.
  5. Life’s a bitch - again, a horrible put down phrase that keeps us humdrum, and out of touch with our very essence and our true potential.
Sorry to be deep, but I really do believe that we are meant to be controlled like automatons.

And don't get me started on the fact that they lead us to believe that no. 13 is unlucky when it so so so isn't!

If you want to read more on "13", the last few paragraphs here make an interesting read.  I have no links to this site, just found it now, on a quick Google search, and just had a read to check it made sense.

Liska xxx


  1. Wouldliketobeayummymummy5 February 2012 at 08:40

     Ooohh good list, surprised by number 2 though...not heard that one before.   Like your new blog look, I've been tinkering with mine again too x

  2. I actually changed it by accident, and then had to quickly change it back as I lost far too many functions, even though it looked cool. This is as close as I could get to the original with it being nearly midnight etc... x

  3. P.S. I have only ever heard Irish people say no.2 but it drives me nuts as my whole family said it every time I got hurt growing up x

  4. This is a great list! The last three are all such pessimistic phrases and I'm in absolute agreement with you in that they're designed to give you low expectations. 

  5. nice list! though i'm irish, i never came across no. 2 either.  when we got hurt as kids, my mum used to say "Sure it's far from your @rs3, you won't sit on it!" 

  6. And likewise I have never heard of that phrase LOL.
    Are you on the East coast? All my family are in Mayo on the West coast.
    Liska xxx

  7. Thanks for visiting - just visited back and love your blog x

  8. yep, from Dublin. most of my family are still there. we've been living in the UK for 10 years now.  my mum used to come out with some right gems, most of them with choice language, despite her being a staunch Catholic!

  9. oh my whole family's catholic and they all swear like troupers. You don't have a blog do you? xxx

  10. I love free lunches too! I hate the saying "life's a bitch, then you die", how grim is that!!


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