Verboticism: Altrumatum

'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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Altrumatum

Created by: memexikon

Pronunciation: l tru may tum

Sentence: The liberals continue to deliver strong altrumatums to the White House.

Etymology: altrumism + ultimatum

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