Verboticism: Improverbs

'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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Improverbs

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: im-prov-erbz

Sentence: my parents kept us in line with a never ending stream of improverbs

Etymology: improv, proverbs

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Comments: Improverbs

Scrumpy - 2007-09-28: 07:42:00
Evcellent!

OZZIEBOB - 2007-09-30: 18:02:00
Fantastic words- Just what those mischievous imps need!