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Word of the week: Truvie

August 7, 2018

Definition: A movie based on a true story.

Sample usage: Did you know that Titanic was a truvie? They should totally go back and find that diamond Rose dropped in the ocean.

Quality: Poor. It makes it sound as if everything in the movie actually is true, as opposed to a story based on truth, which typically has just one fact in it while everything else is made up. Whats more, movies based on fictional tales will have to be called Fictvies, which sounds like uncomfortable 19th-century underwear.

JAMES LILEKS

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