Verboticism: Kiddiwink

'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: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: kid-DEE-wink

Sentence: When young Bob started studying Latin, he thought that the expression,"in loco parentis "described well his parents' mum - bojumbo and poppalaver. Nevertheless, he was still a bit concerned about their warning to him that if he didn't eat his veggies he wouldn't go to heaven." His Latin teacher, Mr Polly Glott, on hearing about this told him he was being kiddiwinked, and that he should seek to understand the Indonesian proverb," seperti ayam patok anaknya." - - Translating: "as the hen pecks her children." (mock severity of doting parents.)

Etymology: Kid: 1. child, young one, but also teenagers 2.Wink: to humbug, fool, blarney. . Wink (as in hoodwink)to cover the eyes, to blind mentally, to humbug. Kiddiwink: a young child (Australian Slang ???): Although, I never heard it used!

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Comments: Kiddiwink

Scrumpy - 2007-09-28: 07:56:00
The Kiddiwinkle and Rocky Show. Great word OZ!

Jabberwocky - 2007-09-28: 12:05:00
where's the great sentence today??

OZZIEBOB - 2007-09-28: 18:22:00
My granddaughter needed to go to hospital pronto. And things were at sixes and sevens for a while. She may need surgery today: appendicitis ???

Scrumpy - 2007-09-28: 18:41:00
Hope things are okay with your granddaughter. Great cereberal expanding sentence once again!

Jabberwocky - 2007-09-28: 19:30:00
you can write her a little story to make her feel better - hope everything's okay

readerwriter - 2008-08-29: 15:25:00
Ozpziebob...didn't realize the Oz part meant you were in Australia????...I just arrived in the Godzone (New Zealand) to see my children and grandson...your wee one will be in my thoughts and prayers.