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Parents reveal the VERY strange things they've taught their children to say - purely for their own amusement

Parents are often at the receiving end of their cheeky children's pranks.

But sometimes the roles are reversed, as a group of gleeful mums and dads have revealed in a hilarious Tumblr thread.  

The conversation was kicked off by Marina, who recalled teaching an unsuspecting toddler to utter the words 'tax benefits' - much to her amusement. 

She was soon joined by a whole host of parents confessing to having done similar things, with one man teaching his little brother to say 'micro-surgical vasectomy reversal'.

'I taught my little cousin her first longer word when she was very young', Marina wrote. 'I taught her to say 'tax benefits' and to this day my aunt still doesn't know where she got it from.

'But it was a hilarious sight to see a little toddler waddling around the house, wearing a big diaper, all the while yelling 'TAX BENEFITS!'

Replying to the thread, a fellow user confessed: 'My parents taught me to chant 'Get your laws off our bodies!' for a pro-choice rally when I was like four and I went to preschool and taught all the other kids the chant and led them on a mini-parade around the playground and the teachers were like?'

Another recounted a hilarious memory, writing: 'My parents used to listen to the Rocky Horror soundtrack but reconsidered when 7-year-old me started singing "I'm a sweet transvestite"'.

And one confused user remembered his parents rather unique way of dealing with tantrums, writing: 'Whenever my brother threw a tantrum as a baby my parents would chant 'live free or die' until he calmed down it was weird'.

 

The conversation was kicked off by Marina, who admitted that she taught her young cousin the words 'tax benefits' when she was a toddler- much to the confusion of the little girl's parents

The conversation was kicked off by Marina, who admitted that she taught her young cousin the words 'tax benefits' when she was a toddler- much to the confusion of the little girl's parents

Meanwhile one woman revealed her father taught her how to swear from the age of four, much to her mother's horror.

'When I was a kid whenever we got stuck in traffic my dad would say 'what the f***' in a very comic voice and I would repeat it.

'Then he would say it with a slightly different inflection and I would repeat that too and so forth and so basically my poor mother would be stuck in standstill traffic listening to her husband and 4 yr old daughter swearing at each other without end,' she wrote. 

 

She was soon joined by a whole host of parents, confessing to having done similar things, with one older sibling teaching his young brother to say 'micro-surgical vasectomy reversal'

She was soon joined by a whole host of parents, confessing to having done similar things, with one older sibling teaching his young brother to say 'micro-surgical vasectomy reversal'

 

Continuing the lively thread, a cheeky parent confessed to teaching her young daughter rather advanced phrases
Continuing the lively thread, a cheeky parent confessed to teaching her young daughter rather advanced phrases.
In a rather more embarrassing confession one older sibling taught his brother a rather awkward expression he spotted on a billboard, leading to years of fun. 

'I taught my brother to say micro-surgical vasectomy reversal (saw it on billboard) on a road trip.'

And getting in on the action was a nursery worker, who confessed to teaching the children 'radical vocabulary'. 

She wrote: 'I’m a preschool teacher and we like to joke around using radical vocabulary with the children. The other day I overheard one kid say ‘this is truck’ and the other one said ‘no, this truck belongs to the collective’. They all say it now'. 

A toddler sung 'I'm a sweet transvestite' continuously after Rocky Horror Show

A toddler sung 'I'm a sweet transvestite' continuously after Rocky Horror Show

Continuing the lively thread, a cheeky parent confessed to teaching her young daughter rather advanced phrases.

'Whenever anyone picks up my daughter or she goes upstairs, she announces "I ascend".. it's the best thing'. 

And other parents of grown up children took to the forum to mourn their lost chance to do the same, with one writing: 'I am so sad that I didn't get to do stuff like this with my kid. What a missed opportunity'.


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