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Hi

Are these natural expressions?

  1. Father gave me a good shouting today.
  2. Father gave me a good yelling today.
  3. Father gave me a good beating today.

Thanks,

Tom

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Only #3, and many would consider it child abuse, not normal parental conduct.

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Mr. TomFather

This is very formal and old-fashioned. Generally, people would say dad instead.

Thanks, AStar and Anon.

Can I request your take on this? Or is this saying just cultural? I ask this because where I live, this little saying is strongly 'adhered to'.

Spare the rod and spoil the child

Tom