Verboticism: Aletheadicate

'I do not need or use deodorant.'

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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Created by: CharlieB

Pronunciation: ora-store-ee

Sentence: The MP for Bexhill was skilled in the art of orastory. His speeches may not have been technically accurate, but they were definitely convincing.

Etymology: oratory (the art of public speaking) + story (a fictitous tale; a fabrication)

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Created by: jedijawa

Pronunciation: lew-in-ski

Sentence: Bob Roberts told a lewinsky in his comments to the press yesterday because he so desperately needed for the lie to be true.

Etymology: Derived from B.Clinton's excessive bending of the truth (i.e. lying) in the Monica Lewinksy scandal. I liked the guy anyway but he had a gift for "the lewinsky".


an intern-ational hit! - galwaywegian, 2007-03-22: 07:24:00

A lewinsky can become a weapon of mass distrustion. - purpleartichokes, 2007-03-22: 07:37:00

with a nod and a lewinkski... - Alchemist, 2007-03-22: 10:13:00


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Created by: suzanne

Pronunciation: fer- ann-tassy

Sentence: his verantasy about his integrity in face of the cash scandal, was really quite endearing.

Etymology: ver- from the latin Veritas meaning truth.

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: infərmādəpshən

Sentence: The spokes-person came to the point that he started to believe his own informadeuption.

Etymology: information (facts provided or learned about something or someone) + made-up (invented; not true)

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Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: POLITIcian+FICTION

Sentence: Seeing the candidates debate, we knew there was no better place to find politifiction.

Etymology: POLITIcian+FICTION

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Created by: Tanik

Pronunciation: wel-mee-nee

Sentence: I just feel so sorry for the people who believed his welmeanies.

Etymology: well-meaning-lie


Good one! Good double meaning... - wordmeister, 2008-06-12: 09:48:00


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Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: prom-miss

Sentence: I believe my own prommisses, don't you?

Etymology: prom+miss

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Created by: erasmus

Pronunciation: miss strue thhh

Sentence: the PM was the best in his team at proclaiming misstruths.

Etymology: from miss truth thus lie and also strewth as in the australian slang for not being really believable.

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: dis/fak/choo/lize

Sentence: The Prime Minister was able to defactualize about the situation by thinking about what he will do in the future, not what he did to cause the problem.

Etymology: de facto + fact + conceptualize


That's a good one! - jedijawa, 2007-03-22: 21:56:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: par lee a men dass it tee

Sentence: The Right Honodorable Member of Parliament for the riding of Stenchley-Stink Lake, Saskatcheeewwwan was Mr. Reek Ansmell. He displayed his dis-scent with his fellow MP's with his fuming rants about big business, kickbacks and pollution. He was the King of parliamendacity, as his riding had a pulp and paper mill, a large abbattoir and a sour gas plant running 24-7, in which he held shares. These smelly plants also accounted for the fact that he and his constituents had lost their olfactory senses and never knew how bad their B.O. was to the rest of the country!

Etymology: Parliament (a legislative assembly in certain countries (e.g., Canada, Great Britain) & Mendacity (the tendency to be untruthful, lying)

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