Friday, October 4, 2019

Make-Up-A-Word Day

Today’s Made up Word: Factsimile.  It’s like a facsimile, except the opposite.

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Factsimile noun

fakt·sim·i·le| \ fakt-ˈsi-mə-lē

Definition of factsimile

1: a purposefully inexact copy, more of a parody than a copy per se “A factsimile of the President’s phone call to the President of Ukraine.”

2 : a system of transmitting and reproducing inaccurate graphic matter by means of signals sent over telephone lines or via the floor of Congress where you receive immunity from lying

Synonyms for factsimile:

burlesque, caricature, put-on, rib, send-up, spoof, takeoff, travesty fable, fabrication, fairy tale, falsehood, falsity, fib, mendacity, prevarication, story, tale, taradiddle (or tarradiddle), untruth, whopper

Not to be confused with an old school facsimile machine:

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The modern factsimile machine is twice as fast but only half as smart:

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