confabulation \kon-FAB-yuh-lay-shuhn\, noun:
- Familiar talk; easy, unrestrained, unceremonious conversation.
- (Psychology) A plausible but imagined memory that fills in gaps in what is remembered.
Confabulation comes from Late Latin confabulatio, from the past participle of Latin confabulari, "to talk together," from con-, "together, with" + fabulari, "to talk." It is related to fable, "a fiction, a tale," and to fabulous, "so incredible or astonishing as to resemble or suggest a fable."
- A people voice is the voice that someone uses when talking to people who aren't their friends. This voice is automatically happy, nicer and sweeter than their normal voice. It is also often more high pitched. This is often the voice people use when answering a telephone or when working in retail. Similiar to the girlfriend voice.
She so used her people voice when she was talking to that customer over there. Did you hear how sweet she was? She never sounds like that normally!
- Peace of Westphalia: marked the end of the Thirty Years' War, a series of European conflicts (1648)
- Annie Edson Taylor: seeking fame and fortune, the former schoolteacher became the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel; she used a pickle barrel (1901)
- George Washington Bridge: upper level of the NY-NJ span opened; the lower level opened 31 years later (1931)
- Fair Labor Standards Act: the 1938 act that established the 40-hour work week in the US went into effect (1940)
- Toronto Blue Jays: became the first non-US team to win the World Series, downing the Atlanta Braves in 6 (1992)
- James Sherman 1855
- David Nelson 1936
- Jerry Edmonton (Steppenwolf) 1946
- Kweisi Mfume 1948
- Ben Gillies (Silverchair) 1979
- Monica 1980