The truth of Truthiness

I’ve been using the term Truthiness for years now. I’m not sure where I picked up the term, but I’ve always used it as a word indicating something full of absolute truths. It turns out that a couple of years back, Stephen Colbert started using the word in a different context. Since Colbert has a few more viewers than I have readers, I suppose I’ll have to switch over to his meaning of Truthiness and come up with a new word for my now out of date meaning of Truthiness.

Truthiness is what you want the facts to be, as opposed to what the facts are. What feels like the right answer as opposed to what reality will support.” – Stephen Colbert

So Colbert wins this round.

[tags]Colbert steals Truthiness from me, The real meaning of Truthiness[/tags]