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Commonplacing

“But in modern days while the fashion of writing poetry has become far too common,
and should, if possible, be discouraged, the fashion of lying has almost fallen into disrepute. Many a young man starts in life with a natural gift for exaggeration which, if nurtured in congenial and sympathetic surroundings, or by the imitation of the best models, might grow into something really great and wonderful. But, as a rule, he comes to nothing.”

The Art of Lying, by Oscar Wilde,