mythomania


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mythomania

(mĭth′ə-mā′nē-ə, -mān′yə)
n.
A compulsion to embroider the truth, engage in exaggeration, or tell lies.

myth′o·ma′ni·ac′ (-ăk′) n.

mythomania

(mĭth″ō-mā′nē-ă) [Gr. mythos, myth, + mania, madness]
Abnormal tendency to lie and exaggerate.
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EW: I haven't fabricated anything or told any lies, if that's what you mean by mythomania.
4) This motif, no doubt, is a direct reference to what Diaconu considers the Argentine tendency for fetishism and mythomania (Lopez Cabrales 594), exemplified by the circumstances enveloping the embalmed bodies of Eva Duarte de Peron and her husband.
Of these, Montagu (ne Israel Ehrenburg) emerged from the anthropological atelier of Franz Boas--who devoted his whole later life to condoning and publicising environmentalist mythomania, most notoriously in the case of Mead's Samoans--and became, even by Boasian standards, a gross apologist for Stalinism.
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The theme of embalmed body parts is, no doubt, a direct reference to what Diaconu considers the Argentine tendency for fetishism and mythomania (Lopez Cabrales 594), exemplified by the circumstances enveloping the embalmed bodies of Eva Duarte de Peron and her husband.
Mr Crumpton's estimate that 30,000 turbines would power all the UK is mind-bogglingly naive, another FOE journey into mythomania which characterises many of its statements these days (see their website).