You are absolutely on to something here, Jo Anna. In Mexico, facts, as in correct information, is hard to come by.
I Googled a "bit of information". Interesting. A "bit", or binary digit, as in digital information is the smallest unit of data. It is represented as either the number zero or one.
8 bits = 1 byte
4 bits = 1 nibble
In this case, if one gets four opinions as to when the lagoon will be opened, we have a nibble. But still no real facts. Hmm!
Further investigation led me down another path. Norman Mailer coined the term " factoid" - a false statement presented as fact, or, in some cases a brief or trivial item of information.
If these small "bits" of false information are repeated enough, they eventually become accepted as true.
If we are told enough times that the lagoon will be opened a week after semana santa, then it will be accepted as true, even though it is not. But people will stop asking when it will open.
So spread the word - the lagoon will be opened the week after Easter. I'll have gone north by then. Works for me.
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