While trying to storify this conversation I discovered that all the replies from @BotanicLabs appear to have deleted their contribution to the discussion. To keep the flow I will copy-type their posts which you can view in the screen-grab included at the end of this post.
Very clever wording there: "(someone) describes (something) as (anything at all really)". I could describe myself as a 10-foot tall neon-pink leprechaun. Describing myself in such a way doesn't claim it's true, and avoids being called out for making unsubstatiated claims.