language and it’s use can be very fluid.
a folk may tell an outright fib i.e tell an outright lie
another folk with a thing for the use of language may simply say that
that folk was being economical with the truth
instead of saying
point-blank .. no-holds-barred .. that the other folk was fibbing / lying.
i guess that sort of fluidity of meaning and fluidity of interpretation
may apply to the terminology
which in some fields / areas
sort of essentially refers to a scenario where
a communicator is sending out a message / communication
and the receiver of the communication
sees that communication as something not to believe
the receiver of the communication has detected
something not entirely wholesome
somewhere within and/or linked to that communication.
and i guess that
COGNITIVE DISSONANCE is
what hits here in NIGERIA
when folks pick up newspapers
when folks listen to radio
when folks watch TV / television
and see and hear reports of
hundreds of thousands ?
.. millions ? ..
of pre-paid electricity meters being
purportedly sourced by administration
for the Electricity Distributing Companies ( Electricity Discos ) in Nigeria
to distribute and install
for millions of residents of Nigeria
whose buildings do not have the new? pre-paid meters
and then match these
news reports to a reality
daily in their everyday lives
they see several folks who have applied for these new? pre-paid meters
and are no nearer to getting them
than, for example,
Adolf Hitler the German mass-murderer of
the Jews/Israelis in Germany at that period of world history
is as near to
being the most globally popular figure in all world history
or as for example,
the wicked King Leopold of Belgium
the mass murder of many Black Africans in Congo, Africa
at that period of world history when
Congo was a colony of Belgium, Europe
is as near to
being the most popular figure in all world history.