This Mom’s Mixup Will Have You Laughing So Hard You’ll Cry

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, we’re all focusing on appreciating and showing our moms a little love. Now usually that means a hug before heading out for class or work or a few sentimental notes leading up to the big day. In this case, it can also mean appreciating the silly sides of our moms because they’re adorable and also can make you LOL your ass off.

21-year-old Lourdes Zavaleta’s mom Maria did what any mom should do before a final exam. As the University of Houston junior let her mom know that she needed to depart for her last exam, her mom wished her luck. This wasn’t exactly the usual way of saying it, though.

she means break a leg.. pic.twitter.com/0bpyJTd1uW

— Lourdes (@gossipgriII) May 8, 2017

Yes, that’s right. Zavaleta’s mom mixed up ‘break a leg’ and ‘bust a nut’ which have very, VERY different meanings.

As any daughter does, “I knew exactly what she was trying to say,” Zavaleta told Buzzfeed. Her mother had used the phrase before to her brother and they’d both laughed… and avoided explaining what her little mixup meant. Let’s face it, that’s a very awkward mother-daughter convo.

Twitter responded in the same way.

@gossipgriII i don't ever want to look at another tweet again

— Grace Spelman (@GraceSpelman) May 8, 2017

Users not only admitted that they were cracking up, they also decided to change the usual idiom in favor of Maria’s new phrase.

@yambrobeyotch I will only accept this from well wishers in the future

— shannon (@imshannonduh) May 9, 2017

One user had their own unsettling conspiracy theory.

@gossipgriII @Boringstein If autocorrect brought that up, she's typed it before. My mom's phone once suggested 'throbbing' and I'll never forget.

— Pomme du Guerre (@GriftInTime) May 8, 2017

Another Twitter user had their own relatable experience.

@Eva_B89 @gossipgriII my mum calls cupboards 'glory holes'. I told her she should change that as it also has a rude meaning. She didn't believe me and GOOGLED IT

— well loved stories (@ms_peaceweaver) May 9, 2017

While one decided to use Maria’s gaff in their own future as a parent.

@dddeexo @gossipgriII @jo3ylamarcs @JFratto97 @GiGii_Victoria Me as a parent, but purposefully saying it

— ~jay~ (@Jaize_m) May 9, 2017

Looks like we’re just going to get rid of ‘break a leg.’

In full favor of replacing "break a leg" with "bust a nut" as the go-to good luck idiom. https://t.co/SAWjOZkcam

— Priceless (@Price4Tyler) May 9, 2017

Maria said she is “embarrassed” at the mistake, but honestly, it’s more funny and cute than it is worth being embarrassed about. Everyone knows a mom who would do the same exact thing. We’re happy with her new contribution to modern well-wishes. Thanks Maria!

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