Prevaricator, Prevaricator, Pants on Fire

Backstory: I’ve been seeing a guy for a few months and I haven’t brought him to meet my grandparents yet. My grandmother, who likes to use big words that I have to look up, is starting to get pretty peeved with me about this.

You can tell the boy the truth….we’d like to meet him!  Or you can prevaricate and tell him I can’t seem to get my email address book to work properly, which isn’t really a prevarication, prevaricator.

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    • 1.  Little Lemon

      Sounds like she just looked the word up herself and wanted to use it in all it’s forms so she remembered it.

      February 5, 2010 at 5:36 am

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    • 2.  Brittany

      If I didn’t know my grandmother (and this is my grandmother) then I would totally agree with you…but when I told her that I didn’t know what that word was or what it meant she sent me a copy of a Macbeth, which is apparently the only time in history that word has ever been used!

      February 5, 2010 at 12:24 pm

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    • 3.  Chuvusi

      Or it could be a subtle clue to get an education of some sort.

      February 5, 2010 at 8:21 pm

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    • 4.  Melissa

      I doubt anyone who reads this will know the meaning of that word, Chuvusi- so that’s an unfair comment.
      I looked it up- it means to speak falsely. So the grandmother was saying, “we can lie to him and tell him the address book isn’t working, which really isn’t a lie, liar”.
      I think it’s hilarious. Who speaks like that??

      February 6, 2010 at 9:10 am

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    • 5.  Jane

      A fair number of people, actually. It’s not that obscure a word, honest.

      February 9, 2010 at 3:34 pm

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Love, Mom