flapdoodle


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flapdoodle

and flamdoodle (ˈflæpdudlæ and ˈflæmdudlæ)
n. nonsense. I’ve heard enough of this flapdoodle. That’s all a lot of flamdoodle!
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In a separate incident, Gary Carter on Flapdoodle objected to George Baker on the winner for taking his ground, but this was dismissed.
I can get lost and nobody cares, because you were lost in the first place, otherwise you wouldn't even be publishing a magazine like this, I mean what do you think 'punk Rock' and all attendant flapdoodle is about if not being lost.
Values and ideologies certainly did play a role in affecting voter decisions, but to label the contest an "ideological battleground" requires downplaying or ignoring the veil of flimflammery and flapdoodle behind which the political parties all too often concealed their ideas.
Inevitably with the grudging and painful epiphanies comes a sour echo of all that flapdoodle which blows out of the East.
I am also a social activist who cares deeply about the abysmal state of science literacy today and who believes that the flapdoodle passed off as science does a great disservice to both science and the serious study of the borderlands sciences.
For years, nitwits have been churning out flapdoodle like Leadership Secrets of AttiIa the Hun and connect-the-dots management guides purporting to apply the wisdom of Machiavelli to the modern boardroom.
That's the notion that because it's associated with the end of a century (and worse yet, a millennium); and because there have always been episodes of silly doomsaying (and mass hysteria) at the ends of centuries; therefore, any warnings of impending disaster are just so much flapdoodle.
The chapter "All Full of Tears and Flapdoodle," from Huckleberry Finn, shows how Samuel Clemens made use of his knowledge of folk speech, the vernacular, as part of his stylistic revolution in American literature.
The flapdoodle and flummery surrounding the Stone of Destiny was a classic case of The King's New Clothes.
Yet in practice, Bradshaw's flapdoodle shapes the spirituality of a good many people, most of whom, I dare say, are well-educated, not hungry and paid a salary well above the minimum wage.
flapdoodle wrote: You're always going to get traffic chaos at stadium gig.
Having finished third, a head and neck behind winner Playtime Blue and Flapdoodle, Callan's mount, Double M, was disqualified and placed last after the stewards decided he had intentionally crossed Graham Gibbons on fifth-placed Intellibet One, which in turn caused Paul Quinn to check on My Brother.
inoculated me forever against any temptation to waste my time and money believing in astrology, homeopathy, spoon-bending, mind-reading, UFOS, acupuncture, or any other kind of pseudoscientific flapdoodle.
The flapdoodle auditing team might come to a major newspaper and find that the company had been requiring its senior managers to attend sensitivity training sessions where senior editors had to crawl on the floor and wear signs around their necks so they'd know what it felt like to be the object of racial or sex discrimination.
In an incident-packed finale, Playtime Blue fought off several challenges in the sprint handicap under George Baker to score by a head and a neck from Flapdoodle and the subsequently disqualified Double M.