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) + forewarning

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Scrumpy - 2007-09-28: 07:50:00
Or suburban legends. Excellent!

OZZIEBOB - 2007-09-30: 18:16:00
I fought the lore and the lore won! splendid word.