The quality of stating
concepts one wishes or believes to be true, rather than the facts.
Origin: Stephen Colbert, "The Colbert Report," 2005
"And that brings us to tonight's word
"Now I'm sure some of the Word
Police, the wordanistas over
at Webster's, are gonna say, 'Hey, that's not a word
.' Well, anybody
who knows me knows that I'm no fan of dictionaries or reference
books. They're elitist. Constantly telling us what is or isn't true, or what did or didn't happen. Who's Britannica to tell me the Panama Canal was finished in 1914? If I wanna say it happened
in 1941, that's my right. I don't trust books. They're all fact, no heart."