I don’t know about you, but I reckon Fijian mums have one of the most colourful vocabularies in the world!

They can be sarcastic and loving at the same time and half of the time you won’t even be able to tell which is which.

You cannot afford to slip up in front of a Fijian mum because if they catch you slacking off, you have to accept a smart remark being hurled at you full speed no breaks!

Growing up, my mum showed no mercy when she would use analogies, similes, hyperboles, and proverbs just to try and teach me a lesson. Sometimes, I would rather get a hiding than get told off by her because let me tell you something, Fijian mums are brutal, but that’s only because they love the heck out of their kids and they will do whatever it takes to make sure that they are set for life before they leave.

Fijian mums love hard and it shows through the way they talk to their kids.

Check out the comments on this Facebook post for some of the most popular quotes that Fijian mums tend to say.