Verboticism: Pacifib

'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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Pacifib

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: pass-i-fib

Sentence: Mommy quickly crafted a pacifib when Nora noticed that Goldie was not in her bowl one day after school. She put the little princess on her lap, gave her a hug, and told her a wonderful tale about how Goldie was invited to go with her fish friends to the Wild Water Kingdom instead of admitting that it went belly up and was flushed down the toilet. Nora, an especially precocious five year old wasn't buying it. She became inconsolable and made Mommy take her to the pet store immediately for a new fish.

Etymology: pacify: to calm, mollify or make peaceful + fib: insignificant or childish lie

Points: 881

Comments: Pacifib

artr - 2009-11-02: 11:27:00
Cute word!

mweinmann - 2009-11-03: 07:51:00
great word!