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Postby skinem » Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:49 am

Just thinking about what we do a lot of here...pretty enjoyable.
Sometimes it's a confabulation conflagration!

Pronunciation: k&n-'fa-by&-"lAt
Function: intransitive verb
Inflected Form(s): -lat·ed; -lat·ing
Etymology: Latin confabulatus, past participle of confabulari, from com- + fabulari to talk, from fabula story -- more at FABLE
1 : to talk informally : CHAT
2 : to hold a discussion : CONFER
3 : to fill in gaps in memory by fabrication
- con·fab·u·la·tion /k&n-"fa-by&-'lA-sh&n/ noun
- con·fab·u·la·tor /k&n-'fa-by&-"lA-t&r/ noun
- con·fab·u·la·to·ry /-l&-"tor-E/ adjective
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Postby Perry » Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:31 pm

Good 'un Skinem! I don't know why, but I always thought that confabulation was a made up word, that went into common usage.
"Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening all at once. Lately it hasn't been working."
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