Paula MacSweeney
Paula MacSweeney

7:41 AM - 9 Jan 2020



"Working hard or hardly working?"

Paula something you said on the show made me laugh yesterday - IS IT FREE? WHEN SOMETHING WON’T SCAN – that’s my dad all over. We were in IKEA on Sunday and he said that EXACT THING and the lady gave a really good fake laugh. Couldn’t text as was driving but good dad-ism! Conall

Ah you can't beat a bit of Dad-humour - jokes and sayings that made us cringe when we were younger... and some of us now use ourselves with our own children!

Here's a list of all the most Dad-ish things the listeners of the Early Breakfast could come up with:

 

  • "Why are there lights on in this room?"

 

  • “Overheard my dad and my son the other day: My dad asked, What are you up to? my son said something like, Not much, what are you up to? and my dad said, Oh, about 5'10!”

 

  • “I’m hungry.... hello hungry, nice to meet you!”

 

  • “My dad wears socks with sandals. Will trot them out from about mid-April!”

 

  • “Paula my dad haggles. Like, in Dunnes if the total comes to 28euro he’ll say sooo...let’s call it 20. It was soooo embarrassing as a teenager but now I just laugh at the horrified face of the person serving!”

 

  • “My dadism would be open doors. This was drilled into so much growing up that I cannot even enjoy a meal if the microwave door is left open. I have to get up and close it. As for leaving the fridge door open....!”

 

  • "Working hard or hardly working?"

 

  • “When we're out to eat, after he finishes his food, my dad will be asked, Did you enjoy the food? My dad with empty plate in front of him: Oh, no, we didn't like it at all!”

 

  • “My Dadism is when I was growing up, on Saturday mornings after being on the lash on Friday night, he’d say look at you, you paid to be sick and you could have been well for nothing!”

 

  • “You can’t go out with the boys at night if you can’t get up with the men in the morning - my daddism!” - Michelle Mayo

 

  • “Me: Can I have a bike, Dad? Dad: I’ll bike YOU! Me: Can I have a chocolate bar, Dad? Dad: I’ll chocolate bar YOU! Me: Can I have an ice cream, Dad? Dad: I’ll ice cream YOU! Rinse, repeat ...”

 

  • “What time is it? Dad: time for you to get a watch!”

 

  • “Morning Paula, after a lecture from dad he would always say, can you hear me Sean, I would grunt yes I can hear you, he would then say, I know you can hear me but are you listening to me?!”

 

  • “I don't like {insert thing{" Dad: well, it doesn't like you either.”

 

  • “My favourite dadism has to be when searching the house for something, say a passport... Dad: did you check [the bathroom/the kitchen presses/under the couch/etc]. Me: no sure how would it end up there! Dad: Well if it's not where you think it is, it's where you think it isn’t!”

 

  • “If you're going, go (at a T-junction) and if you're doing it, do it right!! Miss him something serious!”

 

  • “Dadism: you too can have a body like mine... if you’re not careful”

 

  • “Dad, can I go to the toilet? I don’t know, can you?”

 

  • “My dadism... when sons say to me well? I say, big hole with water... then they say hello!”

 

  • “If there was work in the bed you would sleep on the floor!”


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