This Parent-to-English guidebook is a hilarious primer on understanding the true meaning of parental communication.Those who suspect that their fathers took closely guarded secret courses instructing them on "the significance of enigmatic utterances" won't be surprised to learn there are indeed clandestine languages for Dads. And here is the book that deciphers them.FinallThis Parent-to-English guidebook is a hilarious primer on understanding the true meaning of parental communication.Those who suspect that their fathers took closely guarded secret courses instructing them on "the significance of enigmatic utterances" won't be surprised to learn there are indeed clandestine languages for Dads. And here is the book that deciphers them.Finally, Dad's ambiguous responses like "Go ask your mother," cryptic commands such as "Don't make me pull this car over," and the puzzling question, "Do you think I'm made of money?" are explained in comic detail in this handy reference. Interpreted for the new century, each one is translated with tongue-in-cheek humor and insight....
|Title||:||Dadisms: What He Says and What He Really Means|
|Number of Pages||:||104 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Dadisms: What He Says and What He Really Means Reviews
What an appalling collection. The sayings are perfectly fine, even funny as I think about my own dad. The explanations and proffered translations, however, are insulting. Here's what we're to learn about dads everywhere: they just want to watch the game, work is lousy but someone has to do it so Mom can watch the Home & Garden channel all day, can someone please just let them watch the game, Mom is a nag, it's really pointless for kids to attempt to talk to them, and everyone needs to shut up so they can watch the game.This wasn't my dad. This isn't my spouse. And it doesn't resemble the many dedicated dads I know. It may be a product of a different generation, but that doesn't make it any more palatable to this reader. The goal might have been humor, but the stereotype of Dad as a benignly lazy, weary soul who doesn't get enough respect at home just left me annoyed.
As a father of two, I absolutely loved this book! It plays on the stereotypes brilliantly and had me laughing out loud more often than not!It's a quick read and a perfect gift.If you're the kind of person who finds humour that is obviously playing on stereotypes offensive, then do yourself a favour and get out of the humour section in the book store.If however you have any sense of humour and can appreciate this style of humour knowing it's written in jest, then give this a read!
I got this for my dad for Christmas one year, and he read through them instantly. Surprisingly, a lot of them sounded familiar ;]
silly book about how to be a dad given by my mother
Really cute ^^
Really cute book. Quick read. Fun for all.