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DEFINITION: n A lie told by a politician which is not really a lie, because in their heart of hearts, they are pretending it is true. v. To believe you are telling the truth even though you know it's really not.

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Fheart

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: f art

Sentence: The Governor knew he was not amongst his most loyal supporters, so it was suggested that he read the speech containing more fhearts than the one he read when in his hometown.

Etymology: hot air coming from the heart

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Fibdelity

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: fib-DEL-i-tee

Sentence: Fred was the consummate politician telling all new parliamentary members daly, that if you are must lie to the electorate, do it with spincerity. For, after all, you're doing it for their good, aren't you? Although, it cannot be said that Fred didn't have a political conscience, refusing to employ a spin-doctor, preferring to weave his own brand of fibdelity. But the most important piece of political wisdom he shared with his party's novice "gravy-trainers" was that, in the end, all that really counts in politics is having the numbers.

Etymology: FIB: to tell a white lie & FIDELITY: trust, trueheart, integrity.

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COMMENTS:

Another belter there Ozziebob! Superb stuff - Rutilus, 2008-06-12: 11:28:00

fantastic - Jabberwocky, 2008-06-12: 11:40:00

love it! - galwaywegian, 2008-06-12: 14:30:00

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Confavuleracity

Created by: PythianHabenero

Pronunciation: con-fav-you-ler-ass-ity

Sentence: If it's a confabulation with veracity, it's a confavuleracity!

Etymology: "confabulation" + "veracity"

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Psematolithism

Created by: sisica

Pronunciation: pse-mah-toh-LEE-thizm

Sentence: They are so wrapped up in their political campaigns that their lies have turned into Psematolithism!!

Etymology: In the Greek language, lies are "Psemata" and the truth is "alithia." Therefore, a mix between a lie and truth would be Psemata + Alithia with "ism" being the nounification.

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Defactualize

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: de/fact/choo/uh/lahyz

Sentence: Good politicians are able to defactualize freely and sincerely about any and every situation in order to gain the upper hand and score political points, depending on who they are talking to.

Etymology: DEFACTUALIZE - verb - from DE (do, or make the opposite of; reverse) + FACT (reality; truth) + CONCEPTUALIZE (a general notion or idea formed in the mind)

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COMMENTS:

Excellent word! It is certainly one we could use in real life. I can see a politician explaining that he wasn't lying, it was just a simple matter of "defactualization". - wordmeister, 2008-06-12: 10:20:00

I think you just invented a bew buzz word, Stevenson0! - Nosila, 2008-06-12: 20:39:00

I meant NEW buzz word - Nosila, 2008-06-12: 20:39:00

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Fauxquacious

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Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: fo KWAY shus

Sentence: Polly Tishan was impressively fauxquacious as she described her plan to help all the "needy and deserving citizens" of Texas by providing tax breaks to the poor and increasing taxes for the "greedy oil companies," whose campaign donations she would henceforth refuse.

Etymology: faux + loquacious

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COMMENTS:

Fauxdacious word - Nosila, 2009-10-08: 23:05:00

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Spinvinced

Created by: Loreshai

Pronunciation: Sp-in-vinced

Sentence: The Conservative Leader had spinvinced himself into believing that he had made a positive contribution to Britain's Economy.

Etymology: Spin- the art of manipulating a negative fact in politics so it appears positive. e.g "1 million people lose their jobs" becomes " 1 million people more available to work!" Convinced- to be persuaded to believe something.

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Politrick

Created by: jonobo

Pronunciation: politrick

Sentence: He politricked himself to believe in everything he said.

Etymology: politic + trick

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Heartfeltdootspeak

Created by: joshms

Pronunciation: heart-felt-doot-speak

Sentence: Everything that comes out of Blair's mouth is complete heartfeltdootspeak

Etymology:

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Politicomylietis

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: poe/li/ti/coe/my/ly/tis

Sentence: Politicomylietis is an infectious viral disease rampant in political circles that affects the central nervous system and can cause temporary or permanent paralysis of the part of the brain which can distinguish between fact and fiction.

Etymology: political + poliomyelitis + my lie tis (true)

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COMMENTS:

Love it, very clever - TJayzz, 2008-06-12: 15:30:00

Terrific word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-13: 08:25:00

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