Verboticism: Goadivate

'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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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: gōdəvāt

Sentence: Sarah was always told that it is better to get people going with a carrot rather than a stick. Her take on this is to goadivate her workers by occasionally slapping them upside the head with the carrot.

Etymology: goad (a thing that stimulates someone into action) + motivate, stimulate someone*s interest in or enthusiasm for doing something)

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Comments: Goadivate

Nosila - 2009-12-23: 08:16:00
Goad word!