Verboticism: Omisssins

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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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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: Omisssins

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

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