CHAT "intentionally self-deceptive false rationalization"
|From:||Brian Betty <bbetty@...>|
|Date:||Monday, May 17, 1999, 18:20|
"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 ...
Tomboy: "a wench that skippeth as a boy."
- Richard Verstegen, 1605
"Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo."
- H.G. Wells