Truthiness

The #1 word of the year is Truthiness, as voted on by the Merriam-Webster online community. The word comes from Stephen Colbert, of course. Merriam-Webster defines truthiness as:

1 : “truth that comes from the gut, not books” (Stephen Colbert, Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” October 2005)
2 : “the quality of preferring concepts or facts one wishes to be true, rather than concepts or facts known to be true” (American Dialect Society, January 2006).

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  1. Anonymous
    February 9, 2007 at 12:46 am

    Love it, love it, love it… No other single term sums up the Zeitgeist of Generation Dubya than “truthiness”….

    Didja catch Anna’s show? It was brilliant, irreverent, and FUNNY!

    Hope all is well!

    ~Shaun

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