DEFINITION: A harmless untruth, intended to comfort simple souls.
VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)
Placeebull: /pla-see-bull/ ‘Hard work always pays off’ – a placeebull to keep workers motivated Etymology: placebo + bull (as in bullshit) (had to put the second e in my word to emphasize sound) Created by: Jabberwocky.
Benefib: /ben-uh-fib/ To keep their spirits up and help them through the day to complete their tasks, the boss would often encourage his staff with a benefib or two. Etymology: benefit + fib Created by: Stevenson0.
Lullalie: /lull-ay-ly/ martha was afraid her wedding dress made her looked fat but as we were already walking down the aisle I felt that a lullalie would be safer than admitting she looked like a cruise liner from the back. Etymology: lull- to gently rock or soothe lie – untruth., Created by: suzanne.
Chickenpoup: /chi-ken-poop/ I thought his concern was sincere when I told him of my hamster Kitty’s passing. I later realized it was just chickenpoup for my soul when he suggested I flush her down the toilet. Etymology: chicken soup for the soul; poop (as in a line of crap) Created by: purpleartichokes.
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