from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A message sent to an incorrect recipient in an instant messaging program or online game.
- v. To tell inaccurately.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To tell erroneously.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To tell or number incorrectly.
mis- + tell; tell is a messaging command on certain chat networks. (Wiktionary)
This charming paragraph illustrates the vitality of scandal, and at the same time shows how ludicrously rumor and tradition mistell stories in the face of evidence.