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DEFINITION: v. To win approval by carefully omitting any and all facts which may put the "correct" decision in jeopardy. n. A form of persuasion, or perhaps deceit, which is based on selective omissions.

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Top verboticism of the day created by TJayzz

Pronunciation: Fakt-stor-ee

Sentence: When George started dating Jenny he carefully invented a whole factstory of untruths to persuede her that he was just the man she was looking for. He omitted all the bad things he had done in his life, including his stay in prison for fraud, and instead concentrated on the good things, embroidering them just a little to be sure she fell for him in a big way.

Etymology: Facts(information used as evidence, indisputable) + Story(an account of imaginary events) = Factstory

Created by: TJayzz.


nice blend - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-20: 10:41:00

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Subdupe: /sub-dupe/ The only way to convince the arachnophobes of my proposals, is to subdupe them about the escaped tarantula. Etymology: Subdue - to suppress, hold back. Dupe - con, swindle, trick Created by: fendallwit.

Omisssins: /Oh Miss Sins/ Politicians most often put a different spin on what they do, or what they want to do, by presenting only part of the facts, leaving out the rest of the facts, in order to gain votes and public approval. The more powerful the politician, the more he omisssins. Etymology: O MISS SINS is a word play on OMISSIONS. /// O - short for Oh, an interjection indicating surprise! Miss - as in overlook or leave out. Sins - to lie by omission, which is still a lie, and lies are sins. Omissions - things left out. Created by: silveryaspen.


Song of the day: Sins-cerely! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-20: 01:06:00

how true - unfortunately - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-20: 10:40:00

Cheneyvade: /CHAIN-ee-vade/ Tricky Dick had the perfect plan. In order to assure that his pals got first crack at the world's largest oil reserves, he would call the invasion a "war on terror" and CHENEYVADE the fact that there were no WMDs suspected in Iraq. Mabye his Blackwater cronies could get a sweet contract to provide "security" as a bonus! What a sweet guy. Etymology: CHENEY+eVADE=CHENEYVADE.....CHENEY: An infamous tight-lipped ex-vice president known for touting ficticious weapons of mass destruction as a pretext for invading Iraq.....EVADE:to avoid facing up to, to trick by dexterity or stratagem, to take refuge in escape or avoidance, to dodge; Middle French & Latin; Middle French evader, from Latin evadere, from e- + vadere to go, walk. Created by: metrohumanx.


A clean car is the sign of a sick mind....bumper sticker sighted on Long Island - metrohumanx, 2009-02-21: 04:55:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-20: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-09-03: 00:02:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

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