May 6th, 2021

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Word of the Day 05/06/21 Confabulate

Confabulate (verb)
confabulate [ kuhn-fab-yuh-leyt ]


verb (used without object), con·fab·u·lat·ed, con·fab·u·lat·ing.
1. to converse informally; chat.
2. Psychiatry. to replace a gap in one's memory by a falsification that one believes to be true; engage in confabulation.

OTHER WORDS FROM CONFABULATE
con·fab·u·la·tor, noun

WORDS RELATED TO CONFABULATE
confab, chitchat, palaver, chat, chatter, discuss, talk, speak, chaffer

See synonyms for: confabulate / confabulator on Thesaurus.com

Origin: First recorded in 1600–10; from Latin confābulātus (past participle of confābulārī “to talk together, discuss”); see con-, fable, -ate

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR CONFABULATE
She does not break the thread of a conversation by irrelevant questions or confabulate in an undertone with the servants.
WORLDLY WAYS AND BYWAYS|ELIOT GREGORY

Birds of a feather not only flock together, but, as every ornithologist knows full well, can confabulate.
COUNTRY RAMBLES, AND MANCHESTER WALKS AND WILD FLOWERS|LEO H. GRINDON

Eden is not yet returned from Woodstock; I will confabulate with him.
PRIVATE LETTERS OF EDWARD GIBBON (1753-1794) VOLUME 1 (OF 2)|EDWARD GIBBON

In this manner, said my master, did the parson and I confabulate; and I set him down at his lodgings in the village.
PAMELA, OR VIRTUE REWARDED|SAMUEL RICHARDSON

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
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Thursday Tropes: Week 17

It's been a minute, hasn't it? Well, we're back...and maybe slightly different?

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This time around...A. FULL. YEAR. OF. TROPES!

Some Thursdays will have 2 tropes, some will have 3, but I think the majority will have 1 that's really popular.

Descriptions will be pulled from TV Tropes and a link provided if you want more information.

The rules? They're simple. Write at least 250 words or create 2 icons/1 banner. Anything from suggestive to outright porn is allowed.

This week, there 1 trope!

Class Reunion: A common trope used to give a character or characters a chance to interact with old classmates and/or as a flash-back to the days when they were in school. Sometimes used to portray how much a character has changed, grown-up, or become "cool" (or alternatively, how the character hasn't changed a bit), or just as an excuse to put the character in a funny looking wig, glasses or braces.

Often, the roles the characters held when they were at school have been completely reversed to ironic effect; the Alpha Bitch and her Girl Posse who once ruled the school with velvet fists are now frumpy, frustrated housewifes, the Jerk Jock who was king of the sports team is now an overweight loser (usually married to the ex-Alpha Bitch, much to their mutual regret), the mousey shy girl in glasses who was picked on mercilessly by the Alpha Bitch now possesses the looks of a gorgeous supermodel and the Nerds and Geeks tormented by the Jerk Jock are now handsome super-successful Dot-Com millionaires.

Sometimes shows with ensemble casts will reveal that Everyone Went to School Together, in which case an alternative to the above is that they're all in exactly the same roles.

Subtropes include Reunion Revenge; Old Friend, New Gender may also occur, but is not an actual Sub-Trope.

Weekend Challenge is... let's go on a date!

There's some bad weather rolling in, and the internet's being super flaky. I'm going to post early again, so I can hand out prompts in a timely manner (if I'm a bit late replying, it's because I'm throwing holy water at the router)

This week's prompt is dating! I have thirty fun dates for your characters to go on - just shoot me a number :)



Edit! I'm writing drabbles/ficlets as awards. All the awards are now posted for last week's challenge: What Rough Magic