As one might expect during The DaVinci Code premiere weekend, here in NH, it’s all Dan Brown, all the time. No coverage of our Golden Child is complete, however, without footage of his detractors. A frequently seen sign:
“It’s all a lie!”
Well…no shit, Sherlock.
From our dear friends at Merriam-Webster: (bolding mine)
Main Entry: ficÂ·tion
Etymology: Middle English ficcioun, from Middle French fiction, from Latin fiction-, fictio act of fashioning, fiction, from fingere to shape, fashion, feign — more at DOUGH
1 a : something invented by the imagination or feigned; specifically : an invented story b : fictitious literature (as novels or short stories) c : a work of fiction; especially : NOVEL
2 a : an assumption of a possibility as a fact irrespective of the question of its truth (a legal fiction) b : a useful illusion or pretense
3 : the action of feigning or of creating with the imagination
– ficÂ·tionÂ·al /-shn&l, -sh&-n&l/ adjective
– ficÂ·tionÂ·alÂ·iÂ·ty /”fik-sh&-‘na-l&-tE/ noun
– ficÂ·tionÂ·alÂ·ly /’fik-shn&-lE, -sh&-n&l-E/ adverb
To break it down…Fiction=making stuff up.