Verboticism: Rugrant

'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: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: rug-rant

Sentence: To be an effective scarent, one must concoct enough plausible rugrants to guide the child safely to adolescence, such as the once popular "if you don't eat your crusts, you won't grow hair on your chest."

Etymology: rug rat, rant

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Comments: Rugrant

Scrumpy - 2007-09-28: 07:46:00
Fortunately I ate my crusts. Great word!

Jabberwocky - 2007-09-28: 15:16:00
scarent's a good word too

OZZIEBOB - 2007-09-30: 18:04:00
Great word.