February’s Word of the Month

 

First of all I would like to thank Indepgirlism for this word of the month. Its a word I was not familiar with, but I have learned to love.

February’s word of the month: Verisimilitude truth1

It means:

  1. appearance of being true: the appearance of being true or real
  2. something that only seems true: something that only appears to be true or real, e.g. a statement that is not supported by evidence

An alternative way of describing: Verisimilitude is an interesting literary device wherein the quality of seeming truthfulness or verity is ascribed to a person, notion, concept, statement or event. The quality of the stated seeming to be true and correct and accurate is referred to as verisimilitude. It comes from Latin: verum meaning truth and similis meaning similar.

Isn’t this a great word? Now can I possibly use this in a political type post? It’s plausible.

How many times have we known politicians to ‘massage the truth’ a bit? First example I can think of is the now famous line, “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.” It seemed true. Its not supported by any evidence. Lord knows how many stories of late seemed similar to the truth, was fed to us as the truth, only to find out later is was not the truth.

I don’t know about you, but that upsets me. Why are we okay in this country with watered down truth. Why does everything have to be sugar coated for the protection of egos and feelings? It shouldn’t. Truth is truth! The truth can hurt. You can either run from it or learn from it. (Thanks Rafiki. I replaced past with truth) Why would you want to keep running from something? Its exhausting. Why not confront it and get it over with? I feel in order to grow, we need learn truth. The other will keep you stifled.

If you have a suggestion for the word of the month, please feel free to tweet it to me at @beautiflywings or leave one in the comment section. Thank you!

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