London: You can vow never to say or use the traits you associate with your parents but the chances are they're ticking away like a time bomb in your subconscious. And at 32, the time bomb explodes.

A survey has revealed that it's the age of 32 when women start talking to their children with phrases their own mothers used.

Nearly 40 percent of the respondents admitted using their mother's expressions and a quarter even claimed to talk this way with their partners. These include, "What did your last slave die of?" and "You don't know you're born".

The poll of 1,000 men and women found that worrying more, stocking up on groceries and going to bed early are also signs, the 'Daily Express' reported.

A quarter of mothers wear the same five to ten clothes day after day, the survey found. A lack of time, opportunity and fear of fashion are to blame.

(Agencies)