Verboticism: Lorewarning

'Eat! Or you'll turn into a boneless chicken.'

DEFINITION: n., Cautionary advice provided by parents to their children, often makes no logical sense but carries enough emotional weight to affect the child's behavior. v. To warn of danger through the judicious use of exaggeration.

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Lorewarning

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: lor/war/ning

Sentence: Lorewarning is the practice of raising children by indoctrinating them with urban legends.

Etymology: lore (myths, folklore) + forewarning

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Comments: Lorewarning

metrohumanx - 2008-08-29: 06:06:00
Alligators in the sewers?

lumina - 2008-08-29: 15:33:00
Witches eat little kids who don't go to bed on time?