Linguists Vote 'Truthiness' Word of 2005

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  1. POHeerwig macrumors member

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    "Truthy" not "facty" hmmm... let me count the ways with which I can apply this new verbal jousting gem. Whale tail & muffin top are pretty good though.

    Anyone have any others to share? [I should be afraid to ask that question, shouldn't I?]:rolleyes:
     
  2. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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  3. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    did stephen colbert coin that or was it first used elsewhere?
     
  4. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    Since Noam Chomsky is really the only linguist of the last 200 years worth paying attention to, linguists come up with stupid stuff like this to get their names in the news :p
     
  5. POHeerwig thread starter macrumors member

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    Granted, Chaszmyr - but I'd argue that even Chomsky would have an appreciation for 'truthiness'; he seems to be a firm believer in separating reality and truth from 'thoughts' and 'beliefs'.
     

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