Fable & Foible

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Fable has the following meanings:
1. A short story that usually is about animals and which is intended to teach a lesson: “Fables can contain innumerable lessons of life within them. ”
2. A story or statement that is not true: “People are in the habit of making up fables..”
Foible, on the other hand, means a minor fault in someone’s character or behavior: “Each of us has some foible or the other. ”

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