Verboticism: Whistwash

'But that wasn't cheating! We weren't married last week!'

DEFINITION: To change the dates, times or sequence of past events, in order to put a better perspective on your current situation.

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Created by: administraitor

Pronunciation: whist-wash

Sentence: By whistwashing the family tree, we were able to ignore what would otherwise have been anomalies, such as wedding dates post-offspring and relationships likely to promote the recessive. Unfortunately, the technique did nothing to limit the number of chinless wonders at family gatherings!

Etymology: whitewash + history

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Comments: Whistwash

mplsbohemian - 2007-08-01: 12:11:00
I also saw "wistful" in it.

administraitor - 2007-08-01: 13:53:00
But with our relations, no "fistful!"