Verboticism: Threatinspire

'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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Threatinspire

Created by: hvhtim

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Sentence: My boss tried to threatinspire me to work harder by revoking my bathroom privileges.

Etymology: threaten + inspire

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Comments: Threatinspire

jrogan - 2006-12-19: 01:13:00
good sentence!