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To Tell a Fleischer

February 2nd, 2005 · No Comments

Speaking of changes in language, a comment thread at Hit and Run provoked a neologism I kind of like:

fleischer : (n) a lie told for the sake of courtesy or protocol with no expectation that the intended audience will believe it.

Of course, one does normally expect the intended audience not to burst out laughing.

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