Verboticism: Veritease

'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: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kon veen yent unt rooth

Sentence: a convenientuntruth is usually the result of a question they are glad you asked.

Etymology: convenient truth

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Created by: wordmeister

Pronunciation: fal-set-ee

Sentence: I didn’t think that Hillary padded the truth until I she saw her Bosnian video which exposed her falsetties. But I supposed I should have anticipated this, given her husband’s known preference for falsettio.

Etymology: false + said + etty


ooh - some zingers in this one - Jabberwocky, 2008-06-12: 11:44:00


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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: 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: 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: 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: in-ven-trooth

Sentence: The candidate is famous for his use of inventruth. He is so good at it that his own mother is beginning to doubt her memory of her son's early life.

Etymology: invent (to produce or create with the imagination) + truth (conformity with fact or reality)

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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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Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: po-LIT-eh-fib

Sentence: The Nevada Senate Candidate's speech had the ring of truthiness, but parts of it were absolute politifibs. There's NO WAY he's gonna get a casino built at Area 51.

Etymology: from the English "campaign promise"


Yes he will get it built. It's just that no one will be able to see it... - wordmeister, 2007-03-22: 00:55:00

well, no one from Earth, anyway... - Alchemist, 2007-03-22: 13:51:00

Nice. - jedijawa, 2007-03-22: 21:51:00


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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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