Verboticism: Momsense

'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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Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Mom-sen-s

Sentence: Linda was full so of momsense when it came to bringing up little Donald, she was forever telling him to eat his crusts to make his hair curly and that carrots would make him see in the dark. Being only four years old he thought his mum knew everything, he would constantly gaze into the mirror waiting for his curls to appear, and lie awake in the early hours desperate to have night vision.

Etymology: Mom(North American term for Mum) Sense(purpose,reason)(see Nonsense) = Momsense

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Comments: Momsense

metrohumanx - 2008-08-29: 06:04:00
And Donald grew so tall from stepping in cow dung.

lumina - 2008-08-29: 15:32:00
If he was like me and my bro, he wondered why mom never brought home the kind of spinach with the rip open can like Popeye.

Nosila - 2008-08-29: 20:10:00
Love your word,TJayzz...