Verboticism: Fauxerce

'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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Fauxerce

Created by: DarthWader

Pronunciation: foh ers

Sentence: In exasperation, Nancy began to fauxerce her children, "If you don't start picking up those toys by the count of three, I'm selling your bodies to research. One... Two... Three... Harry! Get the Escalade!"

Etymology: faux (fake) + coerce (persuade by using force or threats)

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