glurge

glurge

(ɡlɜːdʒ)
n
(Communications & Information) stories, often sent by email, that are supposed to be true and uplifting, but which are often fabricated and sentimental
[C20: of unknown origin]
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Another column full of cute glurge from Don Kahle (Register-Guard, Dec.
Finally beware of "glurge" - stories often sent be e-mail that are supposed to be true and uplifting but which are often fabricated and sentimental; and rejoice that the ad phrase "it does exactly what it says on the tin" has now become officially part of the language.