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9 pieces of advice every Irish person has received from their Mam

Thanks, Mam <3

1. “Make sure you read the question!”

Nice one, Mam.

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2. “Have a cup of tea, you’ll feel better.”


3. “Sure, if all else fails, you can apply for a job in the civil service.”

“But Mam, I’m 30.”

4. “Stick to dry toast and flat 7Up.”

Dr. Mam’s prescription never fails.


5. “If you’re cold, put on a jumper!”

Anything to avoid turning on the heating.


6. “Put on your socks or you’ll get cold in your kidneys”

Some more sterling medical advice from Dr. Mam.


7. “They’re only jealous.”

Every Irish Mam’s advice for dealing with the haters.

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8. “Don’t mind the best before date!”

“But Mam, the best before date is September 2015.”

“Don’t mind that, it’s only a guideline.”

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9. “Just do your best.”

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But if that fails…

10. “Take some Rescue Remedy to calm your nerves.”


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Thanks, Mam.

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