Verboticism: Mythinformed

'Yeah, I'm in heaven now.'

DEFINITION: n. A harmless untruth, intended to comfort simple souls. v. To use a little bit a fiction to smooth over the perplexities and complexities of life.

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: miθinfôrmd

Sentence: Sally spent most of her childhood mythinformed. The stork*s role in child delivery, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, Santa, were just some of the tall tales her mother fed her. As she grew up and these fibs unraveled her mother replaced them with others, Trickle-Down Economics, Aunt Flo, **a good education will get you a good job**, Social Security and Reality TV to name a few. Now as an adult she she is more confused than ever, but that*s OK. She has 8,000 real friends and a farm and fish to take care of on Facebook.

Etymology: myth (a traditional story, esp. one concerning the early history of a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events) misinformed (given false or inaccurate information)

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Comments: Mythinformed

splendiction - 2009-11-02: 23:12:00
good word