Verboticism: Sneakspeak

'But why did you say

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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Fract

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: frakt

Sentence: Everything she said was true. She would break down all she knew and serve up just those bits that favored her interests. ”I’m not lying”, she would say and that’s a fract.

Etymology: fracture (the cracking or breaking of a hard object or material) + fact (a thing that is indisputably the case)

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Sighmullcast

Created by: Upwrite

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Factholes

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fakthōlz

Sentence: If you could see Tim's argument it would look like a slice of Swiss cheese. He is skilled in the use of flash and bluster to camouflage his factholes. When people find how they have been duped, they will sometimes refer to Tim as a certain variety of hole.

Etymology: fact (a thing that is indisputably the case) + holes (hollow places in a solid body or surface)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Into the void! - metrohumanx, 2009-02-23: 01:14:00

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Omisssins

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: Oh Miss Sins

Sentence: 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.

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COMMENTS:

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

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

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Skimportune

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: skimp/or/tune

Sentence: Sally became the not so proud owner of a plastic water bottle facility after the salesman skimportuned her to buy it for the sake of hygiene. He neglected to tell her that water bottles were now banned in her country.

Etymology: skimp (scanty) + importune (solicit pressingly)

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exsellent! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-20: 08:36:00

Good one! - TJayzz, 2009-02-20: 12:09:00

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Jeopardism

Created by: Yerolin

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Factstory

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

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

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Explanasssshhion

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: eks plen ay sssssshhh un

Sentence: the Mayor's explanasssshhion helped put the ass back into canvassing,

Etymology: explanation sssshh!

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Shambassador

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: sham bass a door

Sentence: Shambassador to the Divided Nations, Vdy Darkneibour sent his envoy to the centre of the Black Sea to campaign for detonation of nuckelhead weapons from any of the nations’ nucklehead submarines.

Etymology: shambassador is from sham (deliberately deceive or fake) and ambassador (a "spokesperson" or promoter).

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shambitious word! - Nosila, 2009-02-20: 22:59:00

metrohumanx Love this word. Great Historical-geographical refs! - metrohumanx, 2009-02-23: 01:09:00

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Cheneyvade

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: CHAIN-ee-vade

Sentence: 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.

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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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