Verboticism: Diplolegory

'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: josje

Pronunciation: truth bending

Sentence: this guy believes himself, he is obviously truthbending

Etymology: truth en bending

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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.


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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Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /bool-loo-suh-NEY-shun/

Sentence: Senator Sam Slicker had started out as an automobile salesman, and he knew how to lie with conviction. His bullucinations were so convincing, he would often conveniently forget that he was lying in the first place.

Etymology: Bull - foolish, deceitful, or boastful language (from Old English, bula "a steer") + Hallucination - a false notion, belief, or impression; delusion (from Latin, hallucinatus "wandering dream")


nice! - galwaywegian, 2008-06-12: 14:31:00


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Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: flib

Sentence: Man, Bush tells a lot of flibs, but you just know he's convinced they're not lies.

Etymology: fib + glib

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Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Klin-ton-izem

Sentence: Although being caught red-handed as it were, Rupert De Soussa, the MP for Lustington South continued to deny his affair with the local vicars wife. His Clintonisms however were not fooling anyone, no matter how much he protested his innocence.

Etymology: Taken from the famous quote 'I did not have sexual relations with that woman.'


great application - too bad he will 'go down' in history for this - Jabberwocky, 2008-06-12: 11:39:00

Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-13: 08:26:00


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Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: ba-LO-na-mo-nee

Sentence: When he was running for office, he gave an oathspiel about how he cared about the environment; when he was elected, I realized it was just his bullief and nothing more than balonimony.

Etymology: baloney (a lie), testimony


good one as usual! :-) - toadstool57, 2007-03-22: 07:47:00

Fantastic. - ErWenn, 2007-03-22: 08:02:00

Clever. :-) - jedijawa, 2007-03-22: 21:53:00


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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: itz - no - FACT - oh

Sentence: Senator Hornblower had been hawking his latest trumped up gimmick for so long he had polished the delivery to the point that even he himself could no longer separate fact from fiction and his spiel was itsnofacto truth in his mind.

Etymology: It's + no + on 'ipso facto'...'by the fact itself; by the very nature of the deed'


Great word! - TJayzz, 2008-06-12: 08:27:00

very funny - rolls off the tongue - Jabberwocky, 2008-06-12: 11:40:00

Ah, many's a good story is ruined by sticking to the factos...good word - Nosila, 2008-06-12: 20:38:00

Very clever - luv it! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-13: 08:25:00


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Created by: johnnyrockett

Pronunciation: bee-leev-a-baa-bul

Sentence: "I feel your pain" he believababled.

Etymology: Believe-to have confidence in the truth bable(babel)-to mutter incoherently


I like it! - jedijawa, 2007-03-22: 21:52:00


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Created by: Muttley74

Pronunciation: Po-littee-con

Sentence: It would be nice if our politicians would tell us the truth, explain the tough issues, and give us some choices for how to solve the problems. But until there is a grassroots movement supporting discussion of difficult issues—until the supporting winds blow hard enough for politicians with their fingers in the wind to sense the need to do it—most politicians will continue to make "politicons". Until we demonstrate that we can handle the truth, we can expect our politicians to keep lying to us. There will always be some politicians who will make "politicons" more than others and some who come very close to telling us the truth. It's easy enough to identify these two types: The lying politicians will usually be saying things that feel comfortable and require no effort on our part; the truth-telling politicians will usually be saying things we'd rather not hear and prefer not to think about.

Etymology: Politicon is derived from the word "Politics" and the word "Con" meaning to deceive and hoodwink

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Created by: bedens

Pronunciation: Dee-FIB-uh-lay-shun

Sentence: 1. (n.) "I voted with the best interest of my constituents in mind", he said with defibelation. 2. (v.) Johnny J. Politician defibilated when stating his position on health care reform.

Etymology: De (to remove) - fib (an untruth) - elation (with joy or happiness). Also incorporates part of "defibrillation", which is the act of restoring the heart to its normal rhythm.

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