Verboticism: Parentlament

'You'd think they'd learn...'

DEFINITION: v. To be angry and disappointed (and secretly embarrassed) when your children grow up to make the same foolish mistakes that you did. n. The emotion parents feel when they see their children make the same mistakes they did.

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: pah-RENT-la-ment

Sentence: Randy and Sandy are typical parents who share with each other a great deal of parentlament when their kids ignore good advice and make the same mistakes they themselves made as teens.

Etymology: Blend of 'parent' (a father or mother) and 'lament' (a passionate expression of grief or sorrow)

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