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14 Things All Italian Grandmothers Say

Nonna knows best.

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1. “You need to eat more.”

"Are you sick or something? You eat now."
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"Are you sick or something? You eat now."

2. “What do you mean you’re not hungry? Of course you are!”

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"Children these days are so fussy. There was no such thing as gluten intolerance in my day. Or lactose intolerance."

3. "You're looking far too skinny."

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"I need to fatten you up."

4. “Youth these days are always on their phones.”

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"They've lost ALL their social skills!"

5. “And at weddings…they dance with wine cups. IN THEIR HANDS.”

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"It's just an awful look. And they drink far too much. Even the Bride and Groom! You just wouldn't have seen it in my day."

6. “When are you getting married?”

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"You better do it soon otherwise I'll be down in the ground."

7. "I want great-grandchildren sooner rather than later."

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“When I was your age I already had TWO children!”

8. “Your new partner… are they Italian?”

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"Are they at least European??"

9. “I hope this relationship works out. I can’t take another failed marriage in my lifetime.”

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“Well I KNOW you’re not married. I’ve given up hope on all my grandchildren.”

10. “Your hair looks much better when you leave it natural.”

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"Why do you feel the need to straighten it all the time?!"

11. "You’ve put on weight!"

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"It's good to see you eat properly, have some more."

12. "What would you like to drink? Coffee?"

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"You don't drink coffee after 9pm? Why?"

13. "You shouldn't buy gnocchi at the supermarket!"

"Oh mio dio have I not taught you anything?"
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"Oh mio dio have I not taught you anything?"

14. "Tell me, do you cook anything fresh for yourself?"

"I'll cook you up some extra meals to take home anyway."
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"I'll cook you up some extra meals to take home anyway."