English Teacher Article Truthiness is stranger than faction

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The American Dialect Society has voted for truthiness as the word of the year. It is defined as the quality of stating concepts or facts one wishes or believes to be true, rather than concepts or facts known to be true

I like the concept, but think it's a rather ungainly word. Wouldn't something like fict, a portmanteau of fact and fiction, do the job better? It's a fict that...

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