Six Word Story #126

“Truth” is sometimes just silly shibboleth’s.

Inspired by a lot of what I’ve learnt in my history courses. A lot of what was widely believed as truth is often proven to be nothing more than popular beliefs with little or no actual evidence. It has a lot to do with social norms, the benefits of these “truths” and more. Is there anything you believed fully that turned out to be untrue? Let me know in the comments below.

Today’s Word:


1.aa word or saying used by adherents of a party, sect, or belief and usually regarded by others as empty of real meaning
ba widely held belief
2.aa use of language regarded as distinctive of a particular group
ba custom or usage regarded as distinguishing one group from others

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44 thoughts on “Six Word Story #126

  1. What a nice word. I’ve always wondered if there should be a word for this. I’ve never known this word, but it happens almost every day. People do their own self censuring and tow the party line or whatever political correctness that is currently in vogue. On TV and online. If one is not deliberately seeking those niche broadcast, one is surely get bombarded by cliches.

    1. Yeah when I found this word I thought it was very useful lol. I see people try to be PC when that thing is trending and then just not care at all and be as offensive as ever. Lol humans are very amusing with their hypocrisy.

    2. The word originated in the Bible, where the Hebrew word šibbōleṯ, meaning ‘ear of corn’, was used as a test of the nationality of their enemies the Ephraimites, since the “sh” sound did not exist in the Ephraimite dialect. It is found in the Book of Judges (12:4-6)

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