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Tall Tales

  • In: Encyclopedia of Deception
  • Edited by: Timothy R. Levine
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Interpersonal Communication, Moral Development

Tall tales are stories that feature larger-than-life characters and grossly exaggerated situations. Tall tales are deliberate “whoppers,” filled with hyperbole, that purposefully call attention to their outrageously implausible elements, which are conventionally related in a ...

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