[Ads-l] palter, n.

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Feb 17 08:42:38 EST 2021

Not in OED.


"The answer that says minimum wage in California has kept up with median
wage in California is a palter—a factually correct lie—because it implies
that things now are the same as they were then, without considering the
reality that minimum wage may have kept up with median wage but that
doesn’t necessarily mean it’s kept up with inflation."

"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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