Verboticism: Chronomancy

'Of course I'm twenty-one!'

DEFINITION: v. To lie about your age. n. A misrepresentation about your age, usually done in order to appear younger or older.

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Created by: Scattercat

Pronunciation: KROH-noh-man-see

Sentence: A bit of skillful chronomancy, and little Bobby was Robert, old enough to buy cigs for his classmates.

Etymology: Chronos, from the Greek, meaning time, and the -mancy ending, which is generally associated with magic or wizardry.

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Comments: Chronomancy

ErWenn - 2007-05-30: 03:41:00