Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Word of the week. . . .

Well, I have found the perfect word of the week to use in a sentence when describing most teenage girls especially my own!

confabulist /cun·FAB·yoo·list/
n. a person who likes to chat.

Hmmm, do you know anyone who is a confabulist? :o)

3 comments:

Confabulist said...

Careful! A confabulist is a person who has a disorder which blurs the lines between truth and fiction:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confabulation

In its colloquial meaning, it has more in common with "liar" than it does "chatty person". Which may or may not apply to most teenagers, but I'll let you be the judge of that!

Danell said...

Hmmmmm, I know a few of those also. Don't worry though, they live in South Florida!

waikiki said...

Murphy's law says such a person will assume control of a safety-critical software project and ruin it, (dismantling safeguards which have been built-in, really to protect against a confabulist)unless enough people see through the confabulist early enough, and stop him dismantling those safeguards. Watch on and you will learn.