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"A little birdy told me..." Irish public vote on favorite saying from Irish mothers. Photo by: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Top ten Irish Mammy-isms, according to poll

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"A little birdy told me..." Irish public vote on favorite saying from Irish mothers. Photo by: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Easons Bookstore asked their Facebook fans to vote for their favorite Irish “Mammyisms” in an online poll. 252 people voted.

Here are the results:

1. If you fall off that wall and break your legs, don’t come running to me!  (56 votes)

2. Do you think I’m made of money? (39 votes)

3. Close the door! Were you born in a barn? (32 votes)

4. What part on ‘no’ don’t you understand? (31 votes)

5. How do you know you don’t like it if you haven’t tasted it? (31 votes)

6. A little birdy told me. (25 votes)

7. If I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a thousand times. (20 votes)

8. Do you think this is a hotel? (12 votes)

9. Stop running down those stairs! (4 votes)

10. Are your hands broken? Pick it up yourself! I’m not your maid. (2 votes)

Here’s a great video by Irish impersonator Oliver Callan:

Source: Her.ie.

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