When I was a kid, if there was a food/drink/activity that I didn't enjoy, my dad would always bust out with "It will put hair on your chest," to try to convince me to do it. Of course, he was joking, but when you're seven years old, you're gullible, so I was convinced that certain things would indeed put hair on my chest. I devoured boxes of Wheaties because of my naivety and my dad's sense of humor. 

Here's my short list of things that I was convinced would put hair on my chest as a kid:

  • Black coffee
  • Wheaties
  • Spinach
  • Horseradish Sauce
  • Pozole (I hated this stuff as a kid, but learned to love it)
  • Liver
  • Mowing the lawn

What's on your list?

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Yukon Jack (still cant stand it, unless it's christmas eve)

Tabasco (I think it's my blood type now)

Black coffee

Cornmeal Mush (Like yellow grits with milk and sugar)

Ouzo

Horseradish

I remember having a male teacher all through my years in elementary school that used that phrase on me every time I complained about having to do something I didn't want to do, such as learning to type.  I could site more examples, but I'd be showing myself for the old man I am every way but physically.  When my teacher would tell me that, I'd always think that as an 8-year-old or however old I was, I didn't need chest hair and that I'd have it when I got older.  Sure enough.....  :)

I like that one over the hair , I would always question the old man as to why did mum eat it then .

My family has always used this phrase to describe anything spicy. Or strong alcohol.

Holding my breath for over a minute

Wrestling

Arm wrestling

Pillow fights

Real Fights

Catching grasshoppers, frogs, tadpoles, lizards, crawfish

Going into dark drainage tunnels

Climbing trees

Getting stitches

Playing Butts-up

Ball tag

Tackle football (no pads)

Knocking on people's doors and then running away

Sleeping outside in my fart sack 

Exploring the neighborhood

Exploring the woods by neighborhood

Starting fires

Raising hell

Winning bike races

Winning foot races

Jalapenos

Chili

Tools

Bad construction projects (we built a club house)

Puberty

 

Puberty

That'll do the trick. 

Whiskey, Scotch, Guiness (my favorite beer), Fish Past (and sauce), Balut, Hard Work, Martinis (the original), MOJO (Phillippino hard punch drink), a friend's chili, Gumbo, Ghost Pepper hot sauce (this one actually burned the hair off my chest).

I love that phrase, it was always teamed up with "it'll build character" for just about anything you didn't want to do.

My dad had no chest hair, so that term was never used, nor any other term encouraging us to grow into men, as I recall.

I've used it on my daughters, though, to their horror.

My old man was another of the fathers that would use this line. I know that I once heard it in a movie called Willow. But more to the point, my father would often say "It'll put hair on your chest" in order to coerce me to try any of the following:

Yard Work

Hard Alcohol

A new food

Working out

Watching a certain movie from his youth

Burned toast.

Love that phrase!

 

As a kid - usually when it came to ingesting anything I thought was nasty, yucky, or too green.  I typically use it for spicy foods and high gravity beverages.  Always fun to use it on the girls/ladies.

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