Words with Judd - May (and April) 2014
Confabulation Having a fabulous conversation, but the words, discourse and dialogue don’t seem adequate? Want to sound like you are making up a word? Why not describe your conversations as confabulations?!?
Yes, yes, yes, I am well aware that it makes you sound like a pompous git, but you know in your heart that you need that. You want that. You’ll take that. You’ll confabulate. (Disclaimer: confabulation in psychology refers to a fictitious story made up by a patient to fill in memory blanks… you probably shouldn’t confabulate too much as there may be side effects.)
Some people are nice. Not me; but some people are nice. Some people are so nice that they are even generous and kind to people who would be seen as lesser than themselves. This, my dear friends, is a person who is being magnanimous.
A magnanimous person is one who is kind to those who are the downtrodden of their own feet, those who can’t blow their own trumpet or toot their own horn because it is made of a toilet roll and duct tape, those who wallow in self pity not understanding that it is their own misconceptions of body odour. You know, those kinds of people. It can also be just someone who is your rival that you have beaten, and rather than using their tears as a dressing for your salad sandwich, you are quite humble and nice about it. Bleh, disgusting.