3 definitions by bluebelle

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The process by which a counterfeit quotation or news item eventually gets picked up by multiple news sources, which cite one another but never lead back to a verifiable source (because there isn't one). The quote's appearance on multiple forums and news aggregators lends it credibility because it is viewed as "reported" by multiple outlets.

Laundered quotes can originate from satire that is not recognized as satire, but more frequently from an Internet writer who is paraphrasing or outright fabricating.
No matter how many places you see it mentioned, the starlet never actually Tweeted that "Scientology is an abusive cult." A comedian said this while doing an impression of her, and then quote laundering took over.
by bluebelle September 04, 2013

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An anecdote that is exaggerated or outright fabricated in order to make a point, sometimes consisting of a one-sided narrative in which the speaker was deemed unilaterally correct by all imaginary parties. The word is a portmanteau of "anecdote" and "mom" because of mothers' tendency to do this especially when cautioning their kids.

Differs from "anecdata" in that a momecdote didn't even happen, but was crafted to impress someone else in a conversation. Momecdotes often are laughably transparent.
"No one we know lost an eye from running with untied shoelaces. It's a momecdote."
"I doubt the manager hung his head in shame after your mom tore up the sales flyer in his face. It sounds like a momecdote."
by bluebelle March 12, 2017

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The real thing. Loyalty, honesty, and committed to diversity.
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by BlueBelle October 16, 2012

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