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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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).
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.
University professors pose as commentators, offering expert flapdoodle.
Breyer's claim that "some form of affirmative action [is] necessary to maintain a well-functioning participatory democracy" is sociological flapdoodle.
The Irishman was on board Double M, who came third in a photo-finish behind Playtime Blue and Flapdoodle in the five-furlong betfair.
Callan, riding Double M, finished third in a photo-finish behind Playtime Blue and Flapdoodle in the five-furlong betfair.
Callan, riding Double M, finished third behind Playtime Blue and Flapdoodle in the five-furlong betfair.
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.
Eliot could not have escaped the new wave of psychology with its myth-honed wisdom and (at times) clinical flapdoodle.