Why is it an insult when people say "your mom"? I mean, I love my mother, (she's the best one I've ever had) but it seems that it would be easier to just insult my face or my out-of-proportion abodiminal area. Why my mom?
It makes no sense. "Your mom is so old she went to school with Ronald Reagan". Wouldn't it be more insulting to tell me that I was old? Or maybe they just want to semi
insult me by talking about my mother.
Quite frankly, as much as I love my mom, nothing is insulting about "your mom's feet stink" or "your mom is an ugly design project".
This generation needs some originality when it comes to sarcasm. I mean, if you're going to be sarcastic, make it good! Make it memorable; say it like you mean it! (or you don't mean it, whichever is the case)
We don' seek
originality, though. We laugh when someone makes a stupid joke and we go on telling them. If you don't believe me, I found an entire website devoted to "stupid your mom jokes" that I will not link to because I can't vouch for its cleanliness.
Also, the phrase "who's your daddy" is another pet peeve of mine. What is about revealing the truth about one's parents? Why would someone who obviously doesn't care inquire about my father?
I'm not ashamed of my dad or who he is. Sure, he's a bit of a footwear enthusiast (he's been dancing around the house today because he just bought his first pair of flip flops), but he's my dad. Even is I didn't like it, I'd be stuck with him.
So, what are the origins of these phrases, these cliches, that bind us all? I am yet to find out.