Re: CHAT "intentionally self-deceptive false rationalization"
|From:||BP Jonsson <bpj@...>|
|Date:||Monday, May 17, 1999, 22:05|
At 14:20 -0400 17.5.1999, Brian Betty wrote:
>"ObConlang: Does anyone's lang have a simple word for "intentionally
>self-deceptive false rationalization"? Our politicians would need such a
>Here in the US we have such a word. Wank. Or in polite society, 'mental
>masturbation.' But istfr looks like a Swedish word to me ...
Not to me it doesn't! Breaks at least three phonotactic rules. The
Swedish equiv to "wank" is _runk_, but I don't think it stands any chance
of getting accepted or understood in the sense of "mental masturbation".
I'm not sure I would like to promote it, BTW.
B.Philip Jonsson <bpj@...> <melroch@...>
Solitudinem faciunt pacem appellant!