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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 >word! >;)" > >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! (Tacitus)