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Perhaps the word you are thinking of is apocryphal. But I do like what the spelling apocraphyl implies--it sounds like some kind of plant compound. May I borrow this spelling?

This should be the name of the pigment that imbues those cheap bunches of flowers at the local deli with their artificially bright neon petals.

I too rather like this, but more for the reason that it emphasizes the "crap" that apocryphal stories oftentimes turn out to be :)

I just registered apocryph.al last week. I think it'd make a great blog URL.

What? Next you'll be telling me that nobody's grandma ever actually sucked eggs either!

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