"BECAUSE I SAID SO, THAT'S WHY!"
Anyone who has ever dealt with kids has probably said this at some point, or at least heard it when they were kids. I try very hard not to say it to my nieces and nephew because it's a total BS line.
this phrase as a kid! My parents were smart enough not to use it on me; I never would have tolerated a state of authority as a reason
for something. But my friends' parents used this phrase and it angered me to no end to hear it.
Nerys Ghemor wrote:
My most hated saying is, "Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me."
Sometimes, it's the things people say to you that hurt even worse than a physical injury because you have to live with them forever.
Completely agree! You always remember those wounds.
Now for the phrase (word) I hate the most right now: hecka
Whenever someone around me uses hecka
because they're too polite to say hella
(which they probably shouldn't be saying anyway
...), I make sure to swear extra on their behalf.