whatifery
 n.— «I am glad that my hon. Friend has admitted what I believe was going through many of our minds—that we are baffled by the Minister’s explanation of what the clause is trying to do. I am certainly baffled. I suppose that the opposite of “whatifery’” is anecdotalism. I shall therefore go for anecdotalism, because at least that provides me with a firm example.» —“Planning and Compulsory Purchase (Re-committed) Bill” by Andrew Turner House of Commons Standing Committee A (United Kingdom) Oct. 14, 2003. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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