One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a tale of witches and warlocks’
story, short story, narrative, anecdote, report, account, record, history
legend, fable, myth, romance, parable, allegory, epic, saga
2‘Otto told me some shocking tales about Jean-Claude’
rumour, gossip, hearsay, slander, talk, allegation, tittle-tattle, libel, story
3‘they were exchanging racy stories and tall tales’
lie, fib, falsehood, story, untruth, fabrication, fiction, piece of fiction, trumped-up story, fake news, alternative fact
informal tall story, fairy story, fairy tale, cock and bull story, shaggy-dog story, yarn
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