flapdoodle


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flapdoodle

Nonsense or foolishness. His explanation is total flapdoodle and doesn't answer the question at all.

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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Their top 10 of words that deserve to be used more often is: caterwaul (howling or wailing noise), concinnity (harmonious arrangement or fitting together), flapdoodle (nonsense), knavery (roguish act), melange (mixture), obambulate (to walk about), opsimath (a person who studies late in life), philistine (hostile to culture and the arts), rapscallion (rascal) and subtopia (unsightly suburb and development).
The mere act of government-backed purchases will doubtless bid prices up somewhat but, as with all other such socialist flapdoodle, will not be sustainable in the long run.
In May 1968, Time magazine referred to Max Rafferty as "an ultraconservative," called him "the fiercest tongue in the West," and said, "Rafferty is a man of harsh rhetoric who spatters his speeches with attacks on filth, flapdoodle, anarchy, and treason" (Time 1968).
(In defense of the hands-on approach to journalism: Some may be inclined to tsk-tsk it, but for most students, experience remains the best--though not the only--teacher for ferreting out flapdoodle and cons, and for developing Hemingway's "built-in crap detector.")
Schools." (6) Bestor eschewed two common descriptors of life adjustment education--"flapdoodle" and "gobbledygook"--and said simply that, "in the light of Sputnik, 'lifeadjustment education' turns out to have been something perilously close to 'death adjustment' for our nation and our children ...
Both are at a threshold age, innocent of sexual awakening, exempted from polite decorum, free to follow their wits (or wit), free to be ill-mannered, to "lie" creatively or to tell the truth crassly, to see through the falsified language of the grown-up world and properly name it as "flapdoodle" and "talky-talk" (Twain, 180, 187) or "twaddle" ("Temple" CW 208).
University professors pose as commentators, offering expert flapdoodle. The media scurry around like worrying gossips and work like sappers trying to undermine the plinth on which stands Defence Minister Gordon O'Connor.
Higgledy-Piggledy is a charming picturebook about young first grader Mabel and a teacher who goes out of her way to teach her class the oddest and most tongue-tying words in the English language, such as "shilly-shally", "flapdoodle," "tittle-tattle", "pecadillo", and "higgledy-piggledy".
Breyer's claim that "some form of affirmative action [is] necessary to maintain a well-functioning participatory democracy" is sociological flapdoodle. It may be true that for a variety of cultural reasons there would be fewer blacks and American Indians in the University of Michigan's law school, but those who did not meet that school's normal admissions criteria would not be denied good legal educations or the prospect of successful careers.
"Tears and Flapdoodle: Sentimentality in Huckleberry Finn." South Carolina Review 19.1 (1986): 60-79.
The Irishman was on board Double M, who came third in a photo-finish behind Playtime Blue and Flapdoodle in the five-furlong betfair.com Handicap.
Callan, riding Double M, finished third behind Playtime Blue and Flapdoodle in the five-furlong betfair.com Handicap.
Callan, riding Double M, finished third in a photo-finish behind Playtime Blue and Flapdoodle in the five-furlong betfair.com Handicap.
"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...."