Verboticism: Crushstigate

'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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Actorelse

Created by: mickey666

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Sentence: He would not do what was necessary so I decided I needed to actorelse.

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Philanthreaty

Carla

Created by: Carla

Pronunciation: fill-anth-reh-tee

Sentence: Later, when he questioned his mother about her use of water boarding to encourage the children to revise for their exams, she steadfastly claimed it was philanthreaty, for their own good.

Etymology: philanthropy + threat

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Crapavate

Created by: Guthlaf1

Pronunciation: CRAP-a-vayt

Sentence: And then she starts her crapavational spiel about why I should clean my room....

Etymology: crap - faecal matter; nonsense "vate" - from "motivate"

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Threatencourage

Created by: mmf11

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Faurouse

Created by: paperpieces

Pronunciation: Fah-RAHUZE

Sentence: Sometimes when I need my kids to clean their room I use some faurousing techniques.

Etymology: Fau- from Faux, -rouse meaning stimulate

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Consuade

Created by: skelk

Pronunciation: Con-Sw-ayde

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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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Backfireteaching

Xenonym

Created by: Xenonym

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Bitterpilling

Created by: mdschermer

Pronunciation: Bit-ter-pill-ing

Sentence: I know I should wash my hand before diner, but my mom's bitterpilling about "to bed with no desert" is really unfair.

Etymology: "To swallow bitter pill"; having to do something unpleasant for one's own good.

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COMMENTS:

good one! - wordmeister, 2006-12-19: 09:37:00

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Ultimatricize

Created by: pdefenestrator

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