Verboticism: Incentip

'Santa won't come unless you clean up your desk!'

DEFINITION: v. To inspire and motivate people to do great things, by issuing petty threats. n. A kind and gentle threat.

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Pathretition

Created by: aruna

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Fed up of her boss's pathretitions, she resigned.

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Supsure

Created by: awesomo

Pronunciation: sup-shur

Sentence: The supsure of his mom, to get a job or get grounded, wasn't strong enough.

Etymology: superior+pressure

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Carrotsticking

Created by: quippingqueen

Pronunciation: carot/stick/ing

Sentence: Management had to agree that the carrotsticking strategy to enhance quarterly sales worked infinitely better than the more traditional burning at the stake.

Etymology: carrot and stick - a metaphor for positive and negative rewards associated with good behavior

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COMMENTS:

Hey QuippingQueen! Good one! Who wants to get hit with a carrot! - wordmeister, 2006-12-19: 11:18:00

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Parenting

Created by: Psychicsi

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COMMENTS:

this is actually good! - wordmeister, 2006-12-19: 09:56:00

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Pressuuuuure

Created by: Wriiight

Pronunciation: Just like pressure, but said sarcastically.

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Etymology: Pressure, and "Suuuuuure"--A sarcastastic reply of 'sure' you might say when you don't believe a word they say.

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Threatease

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Created by: nicanica

Pronunciation: threaTEASE

Sentence: I threateased my husband into taking out the garbage by telling him dinner would wait until he had done so.

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Fauxerce

Created by: DarthWader

Pronunciation: foh ers

Sentence: In exasperation, Nancy began to fauxerce her children, "If you don't start picking up those toys by the count of three, I'm selling your bodies to research. One... Two... Three... Harry! Get the Escalade!"

Etymology: faux (fake) + coerce (persuade by using force or threats)

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Throtivate

Created by: Wakkadude21

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Etymology: Threat + Motivate = Throtivate

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Consuade

Created by: skelk

Pronunciation: Con-Sw-ayde

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Intiminag

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /in-'ti-m&-"nag/

Sentence: Aunt Petunia never figured out that her nephews just didn't enjoy brussel sprouts the way she did, and so her threats to not cook any came across more as intiminagging.

Etymology: from intimidate + nag

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