Verboticism: Pinkmail

'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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Pinkmail

Created by: riflesandkids74

Pronunciation: pink-mayl

Sentence: My mother would often try to pinkmail me into cleaning my room. As I grew older i realized how empty her threats were and would often defy her.

Etymology: based on blackmail. pink replaces black as it is traditionally an unthreatening color.

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