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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
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 ...

Tomboy: "a wench that skippeth as a boy."
- Richard Verstegen, 1605

"Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo."
- H.G. Wells