Dublin: 7 °C Tuesday 31 January, 2023
# scarleh
I called my teacher "Mammy", and other mortifying childhood memories
MAMMY! I mean, teacher!

WE’VE ALL DONE it right?

We’ve all called the teacher “Mammy” in the middle of the classroom. It’s a painful memory, but it’s good to get it out there.

Let’s all relive it together:

The teacher asks a question. You know the answer.

You want to get in there before everyone else and so you hand shoots up, and before you can stop it, it’s out of your mouth…


Image: Tumblr

We asked around and Towers for other shame-inducing childhood memories.

Prepare to pull a muscle from cringing:

Coming back from the bathroom in school and realising the back of your skirt is tucked into your tights.

Morto for your ma for having you (Andrew Milligan/PA Wire)

Going up to a man in the supermarket and realising it’s not your dad.

I just want to curl up and die (Shamed kid/Shutterstock)

Wetting yourself. And then you had to wear the really ugly tights that the teacher had in the press.

Do I HAVE to wear these? (Imgur)

Forgetting PE gear and being made to play hurling in your underpants was always traumatic.

C’mon lads. 20 laps (Flickr/Creative Commons/DawnPinkChick)

Saying “orgasm” instead of “organism” in secondary school science.


Being caught passing a note to a friend about a boy you really fancied and the teacher making you read it out to the whole class. I’m still not over it.

Passing notes/Shutterstock

Got any more  mortifying gems? Share them with us in the comments section below…

18 albums every Irish household has owned>

11 things we all did when we were kids>

Your Voice
Readers Comments