Fake Etymologies

Interesting is better than true.

po‧lite, adj. /pəˈlaɪt/

From Ancient Greek πόλις (“polis”), meaning “city.” It has long been the case in human history that city-dwellers are more refined, pleasant, and downright civilized than their rural counterparts.

Further evidence of this can be found in the word “urbane,” deriving from “urban.”