TALL

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TALL

(language)
TAC List Language.

["TALL - A List Processor for the Philco 2000", J. Feldman, CACM 5(9):484-485 (Sep 1962)].
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Storyteller Joe Hayes weaves a tall tale that will amuse readers of all ages.
He introduces these tales with an outlandish claim: "The truth is that golems are real, they are out there now, and they are everywhere." At the same time, he punctuates his story with insistent references to lies, liars, and lying, culminating in his final words: "And, naturally, I'm still telling lies." In other words, Chabon's talk exhibits all the hallmarks of a tall tale, with the author signaling to the audience at every turn that the narrator is not to be completely trusted.
Mexican folk stories don't just tell a tall tale: they include a healthy dose of Mexican culture and insight in the process.