The word of the week is FABULATE.
I know, I know. This one sounds made up. I assure you, it isn’t. It’s a real, bona fide word.
It means to relate a story or a fable. To tell untrue or invented stories. It comes from the Latin verb fabulari.
Can I just say that I love the root word fabulari? I want to use it in the wrong way as I want to say, “Wasn’t that guy fabulari?” as in wasn’t that guy fantastic? Who knows, I may have to have a character in a story say that in a dreamy way about the hero in a romance novel. Doesn’t it sound divine even though it’s not the right way to use it?
Anyway, next time you’re relating an invented story, tell the person you’re speaking to that you’re a fabulator. See what they come back with. LOL