[Ads-l] palter, n.

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Feb 17 09:50:34 EST 2021


>  a palter—a factually correct lie

Wonderful! The WOTY!

On Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at 8:43 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Not in OED.
>
> Quora.com:
>
> "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."
>
> JL
> --
> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
>
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