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How should I interpret the phrase "mother father gentleman" in a recently popularized song entitled gentleman? What is the purpose of describing gentleman with mother and father? Is this just a slang expression from the pop culture? I've seen many teenagers started using this phrase in sentences like "I'm mother father gentleman LOL".

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It's a lyric from a pop song; it's not necessarily meant to be proper English, especially since it was written by a Korean singer.

Presumably we can infer that PSY meant for the phrase to sound like "mother-fucking gentleman", but by saying "father" instead of "fucking" he's indirectly saying that he's a gentleman who can relate to (and gain the approval of) the mother and father of his female love interest. (this is all tongue-in-cheek, since his behavior throughout the video is anything but gentlemanly)

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