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Protrope

Protrope (pro-tro’-pe): A call to action, often by using threats or promises.


A. If you stop calling me “John Boy” I’ll buy you all the seasons of “The Waltons” and you can go to the motel nearby and watch them all, even if it takes a week. I’ll drop you off and you can call me when you’re done. Watching them all should burn you out on “John Boy” and give you an opening to call me by my real name, “Analon.” As you know, it’s an old family name dating to the 17th century when my family was revered for clearing constipated livestock. It was a professional name that became a surname, and then a first name popular among farmers and practitioners alike. I am proud of my heritage and proud of my whole name: Analon Buttmucker. For you, I will consider changing my last name, but not my first. I am seriously considering changing it to Butt, a shortened version of Buttmucker. I might even drop one of the t’s so as not to call attention to it’s origins in hind ends.

B. Ok Butt Boy. Ha ha. All right, I’m ready to start calling you Analon when I get back from my motel sojourn. But, I could be gone for a month—not a week. I’ll get that nice college boy who lives next store to drive me to the motel and help me move in. When the time comes, you can just stay here and work on your macrame placemats.

The DVDs arrive and she arrives a the Sugar Dunes Motel with the nice college boy.

C. That’s sure a lot of DVDs Ma’m. Where should I put ‘em?

B. On the dresser by the TV. Do you mind if I call you John Boy?


Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).

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Protrope (pro-tro’-pe): A call to action, often by using threats or promises.


If you don’t pick up your clothes, I’m going to take away your phone. I thought you’d learned after the lawn mowing failure incident when I locked you in the garage for a week. But no. Pick up the damn clothes you little bastard! I’ll count to ten and then it’s hand over the phone. 1 . . .


Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).

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Protrope

Protrope (pro-tro’-pe): A call to action, often by using threats or promises.

If you’ll just help me hide this cash, I promise to let you have some. We’ve been friends since high school. I’d hate to see that go by the wayside now. Here’s a shovel. We’re going to hide the money in your garden. Come spring, we’ll be harvesting some bundles of lettuce. Ha! Ha! Stop looking at me like that and start digging. This pistol isn’t pointed at you anyway–it’s just pointed in your general direction. Just start digging before I change my mind and bury you instead of the money.

Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).

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Protrope

Protrope (pro-tro’-pe): A call to action, often by using threats or promises.

We’re all hungry and want something to eat! I say we have burgers!

If you don’t agree, I won’t pay for dinner.

So, off we go to McDonalds!

Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).

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Protrope

Protrope (pro-tro’-pe): A call to action, often by using threats or promises.

Brooks, rivers, streams of life. Some are dark. Some are light. Some are fast. Some are slow. Some make lakes in craters and carve out glens. Some deliver canyons and valleys and fens.

Without flowing water there may be no time, as thirst breaks our hearts, shrinks up our bellies, and tears up our  minds.

I swear if we don’t love and preserve the waters moving down, and over, and across the land, green will disappear under a death shroud of brown, and everything will die, and there won’t be a sound.

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Protrope

Protrope (pro-tro’-pe): A call to action, often by using threats or promises.

Dear Mr. Putin,

If you value your favorite “My Little Pony,” you better move those troops out of Ukraine! We have kidnapped and are holding your Fantastic Flutters Princess Twilight Sparkle Pony hostage! When she burns, she “will melt and stink.” Is that what you want?

Bring those troops back to Russia by midnight MSK, or else!

FIRE copy   =   bye bye pony

Yours truly,

YOU KNOW WHO!

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Protrope

Protrope (pro-tro’-pe): A call to action, often by using threats or promises.

If you don’t eat your spinach your ears will fall off and you may have a heart attack! Ha! Ha! Just kidding! Actually, you’ll be grounded for life without parole. Eat the spinach! Now!

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Protrope

Protrope (pro-tro’-pe): A call to action, often by using threats or promises.

If you pass this legislation, I promise you the world will be a safer place.

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).