Learn English Grammar From A–Z
1rumor falso masculinebulo masculine Spain informal
- There are indeed problems in graphic design education, and one of them is the lack of emphasis on basic writing and research skills, but the old canard about illiterate designers simply perpetuates an incorrect stereotype.
- Tim Blair has a wonderful dissection of the old canard about how offensive things are good because they ‘make you think’.
- If anything proves the old canard that most psychiatrists are crazier than their patients, it is the egregious Finch.
- Most of the rest of the interview is the same old canards, misleading talking points, ad hominems, undefined terms, self-contradictions, and so forth.
- Brief, chatty and digestible, the book should refute the old canard that economics is dismal.
- It reminds me of the old canard, ‘If you're such a skeptic, why aren't you skeptical about skepticism?’
- As for the old canard that Europe's bloodiest wars were the wars of religion, no serious student of the carnage of the twentieth century can credit that.
- And it's an old canard, but it's true: in most elections, most people don't vote.
- I would quibble, however, with the old canard that the Romans never invented anything - it is always those much cleverer Greeks who got there first.
- The oldest canard in the book is the one about how getting the first big win is the hardest bit, and after that they just fall into your lap like autumn leaves.
- It is a hoary canard - long-practiced intelligence disinformation - that naming these persons places their life in jeopardy.
- Where he ventures to substantiate his canard (if canards can at all be substantiated), he falls flat on his face.
- Tan seems not to realize that this old canard about the Inuit having 32 different words for snow, or whatever the number, is pure myth.
- Furthermore, Polanyi continues the old anti-capitalist canard that the Industrial Revolution was made possible by the enclosure movement, which supposedly drove sturdy yeomen off their lands, and into the cities.
- Dembski justifies his Scriptura sub scientia approach by raising the tired old canard about geocentrism.
- As for the ‘spare capacity’ argument, this is another old canard.
- Then how does it behove a government bound by the Constitution and laws to spread such lies and canards day in and day out about the educational institutions of the country's largest religious minority?
- He finds the author to be engaged in ‘blatant historical revisionism,’ recycling canards and misleading his readers.
- However, having disposed of a few canards, he weakens his own case by his willingness to advance the best possible interpretation of Nelson's actions on almost every occasion.