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furphy

slang A rumor or piece of gossip. Primarily heard in Australia. Come on, you can't believe every furphy you hear.

furphy

(ˈfɚfi)
n. news; gossip; a groundless rumor; scuttlebutt. (see also latrine rumor.) I heard a furphy about you yesterday.
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Furphy is chief executive officer and managing director of Consumer Equity Partners, a venture capital and venture development firm.
But, as Furphy shows well, Curr had other ambitions and the energy and self-belief to carry them through.
In addition to its justification of dispossession, Furphy shows how the book was an attempt by Curr to relive his family's glory days when he was a landed gentleman, before drought and other disasters had reduced him to taking up public office.
This response is informed by a great opinion piece by our strategies director Charles Berger The Sovereign Risk Furphy, which you can read at www.acfonline.org.au/sovereign-risk
In addition to his wife of 61 years, he leaves a son, Paul Furphy of Milford; two daughters, Virginia Giuliani of Upton and Christine Normandin of Happy Valley, Alaska; a sister, Marion Cucchi of Clinton; three grandchildren and a great-grandson.
Genny also grows the "furphy" plant with the erroneous label--the same as Ruby Ryde's specimen, photographed by Derek.
A: The funniest word in the English language is fartlek (an athletic training regime); other funny words include furphy, pratfall, parp and firkin.
At the end of the evening I spoke to him about Joseph Furphy on whom I was writing my honours long essay.
Michelle Furphy delivered their paper, An Exercise in Surveying a Non-universally Defined Group in the Population: The Northern Ireland Survey of Activity Limitation and Disability.
Earlier Aussie yarn-spinners such as Joseph Furphy (1843-1912) who wrote in a decidedly "Shandean" vein have not been afforded access to a metropolitan readership.
Special thanks to Joe Furphy for his regular Water Cart column and to Syd Wigzell for his regular book reviews.
For half a century after his death in 1912 Joseph Furphy, better known during his lifetime as "Tom Collins", was highly esteemed by Australians interested in history and literature.
City looked comfortable on their lead until 11 minutes from time when skipper Willie Furphy conceded a penalty for a foul on Alex Williams who stepped up to drill the spot-kick in to the bottom corner.
Manager Noel Blake has turned to the vast experience of Ken Furphy - appointing the 69-year-old as technical consultant.
Exeter tried to arrest the slump by bringing in Ken Furphy to assist manager Noel Blake, but that experiment was quickly terminated and the Grecians find themselves back at square one, just six points ahead of bottom club Carlisle, who have no fewer than four games in hand.