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Top 10: Most embarrassing things about parents

By -The Mero | November 4th 2013

From talking about sex to bizarre mid-life crisis behaviour, a new poll has revealed the things we find most cringe-worthy about our parents.

More than 2,000 people were asked to reveal their most embarrassing parent moments by TV channel Gold, marking the launch of new comedy You, Me & Them.

For the majority of Britons, watching sex scenes on the TV with mum and dad was deemed by far the most cringe-worthy activity.

Steve North, manager of UKTV channel Gold said: ‘It is clear from our research that parents across the country are causing their offspring great embarrassment.’

Top 10: The Cringe Index

1. Watching sex scenes in movies with parents – 57%

2. Parents talking about sex – 48%

3. Parents using abbreviations such as YOLO, OMG and LOL – 40%

4. Public displays of affection between parents – 36%

5. Mid-life crisis behaviour of dad – 34%

6. Questionable parental literature– i.e. mum reading 50 Shades Of Grey – 32%

7. Embarrassing swimwear and cycling gear ie MAMIL (Middle Age Man In Lycra) – 22%

8. Drunk parents – 21%

9. Discovering dodgy search histories on your parents’ computers – 10%

10. Parents copying your dress sense – 8%

Adapted from the Metro


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