Mud Blood and Poppycock

The true story of how Britain won the First World War.

Author: Gordon Corrigan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780225548

Category: History

Page: 448

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The true story of how Britain won the First World War. The popular view of the First World War remains that of BLACKADDER: incompetent generals sending brave soldiers to their deaths. Alan Clark quoted a German general's remark that the British soldiers were 'lions led by donkeys'. But he made it up. Indeed, many established 'facts' about 1914-18 turn out to be myths woven in the 1960s by young historians on the make. Gordon Corrigan's brilliant, witty history reveals how out of touch we have become with the soldiers of 1914-18. They simply would not recognize the way their generation is depicted on TV or in Pat Barker's novels. Laced with dry humour, this will overturn everything you thought you knew about Britain and the First World War. Gordon Corrigan reveals how the British embraced technology, and developed the weapons and tactics to break through the enemy trenches.

Bullshit

Poppycock combines a childish sound with a hard final consonant to make a word built to reduce any argument to dust (not necessarily donkey dust). And the origin of poppycock makes it even more enjoyable. The word comes from poppekak, ...

Author: Mark Peters Phd

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9781101904541

Category: Humor

Page: 208

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An irreverent lexicon of the seemingly infinite ways we call bullshit, written by a McSweeney's columnist and etymologist, illustrated by a New Yorker-contributing cartoonist. What's the difference between "balderdash" and "drivel"? Where did "mumbo-jumbo" come from? How should you use "meadow mayonnaise"? What's "felgercarb" and which popular TV show coined it? There are hundreds of common and rare terms for bullshit in English, including borrowings from German, turn-of-the-century sailors, The Simpsons, and beyond. Bullshit is everywhere, but not all of it is created equal. Mark Peters's Bullshit: A Lexicon is the handy guide to identifying and calling BS in all of its many forms, from "bunk" and "claptrap" to "applesauce" and "gobbledygook." Packed with historical facts, pop culture tidbits, and definitions for each term, Bullshit is perfect for humor readers, language lovers, and anyone looking to describe life's everyday annoyances.

Calendar Anomalies and Arbitrage

1.05, 1.05 lt's in the Air-Mairzy Doates-Poppycock 0.00330 16.60,28.30,29.00 It's in the Air-Mairzy Doates-Croquis 0.00376 16.60,28.40,32.90 It's in the Air-Poppycock-Croquis 0.00274 16.60,29.00,33.00 Mairzy Doates-Poppycock-Croquis ...

Author: W. T. Ziemba

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814405454

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 586

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This book discusses calendar or seasonal anomalies in worldwide equity markets as well as arbitrage and risk' arbitrage. A complete update of US anomalies such as the January turn-of-the year, turn-of-the-month. January barometer, sell in May and go away, holidays, days of the week, options expiry and other effects is given concentrating in the futures markets where these anomalies can be easily applied. Other effects that lend themselves to modified buy and hold cash strategies include some of these as well as presidential election, factor models based on fundamental anomalies and other effects. The ideas have been used successfully by the author in personal and managed accounts and hedge funds. Book jacket.

Family Secrets

Mortimer Wadsworth, Earl Poppycock, 1688–1750 Leila (née Smith) Wadsworth, Countess Poppycock, 1690– 1752 Both in residence “What a name!” Susanne begins to laugh loudly. Oops! I forgot to remind Susanne that Papa's title is Lord ...

Author: Max Willis Foxton

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781532064340

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

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With his sister’s urging, elderly Jeremiah recounts the first of their many youthful adventures. Jeremiah and Susanne discover a lot of the Morris clan’s family history, and young Jeremiah is only beginning to figure things out. The whole mess starts when Jeremiah’s family visits the grandparents in Britain. It soon becomes freakishly apparent that most of Jeremiah’s ancestors dating back to 1745 currently reside in Nana and Papa’s attic—and they are full of useful information. It turns out his eighth great-uncle Edgar was wrongly hung for murder centuries ago. Inspired by Edgar’s parents, the Earl Mortimer and the Countess Leila, Jeremiah and Susanne decide to help his disgraced relative and solve a mystery from the 1700s to bring closure to Edgar and his beloved Jemima. Throughout his investigations, Jeremiah makes a shocking discovery: some of his ancestors really are killers. As he solves an old mystery, a new murder has to be stopped: Jeremiah’s own! With the help of other quick-thinking ancestors, he must avoid becoming another dead occupant of Papa’s attic. To stay alive, Jeremiah will quickly learn what kindness and fair play can do against evil.

All Bullshit and Lies

The most common type of pseudo- poppycock is pseudoscientific poppycock, in which the speaker adopts scientific language (C1) and claims scientific status for work that is not grounded in scientific method, reasoning, or understanding ...

Author: Chris Heffer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190923303

Category: Philosophy

Page: 271

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In a postfactual world in which claims are often held to be true only to the extent that they confirm pre-existing or partisan beliefs, this book asks crucial questions: how can we identify the many forms of untruthfulness in discourse? How can we know when their use is ethically wrong? How can we judge untruthfulness in the messiness of situated discourse? Drawing on pragmatics, philosophy, psychology, and law, All Bullshit and Lies? develops a comprehensive framework for analyzing untruthful discourse in situated context. TRUST, or Trust-related Untruthfulness in Situated Text, sees untruthfulness as encompassing not only deliberate manipulations of what is believed to be true (the insincerity of withholding, misleading, and lying) but also the distortions that arise from an irresponsible attitude towards the truth (dogma, distortion, and bullshit). Chris Heffer discusses times when truth is not "in play," as in jokes or fiction, as well as instances when concealing the truth can achieve a greater good. The TRUST framework demonstrates that untruthfulness becomes unethical in discourse, though, when it unjustifiably breaches the trust an interlocutor invests in the speaker. In addition to the theoretical framework, this book provides a clear, practical heuristic for analyzing discursive untruthfulness and applies it to such cases of public discourse as the Brexit "battle bus," Trump's tweet about voter fraud, Blair and Bush's claims about weapons of mass destruction, and the multiple forms of untruthfulness associated with the Skripal poisoning case. In All Bullshit and Lies? Chris Heffer turns a critical eye to fundamental questions of truthfulness and trust in our society. This timely and interdisciplinary investigation of discourse provides readers a deeper theoretical understanding of untruthfulness in a postfactual world.

Pocket Posh Word Power

Examples: Peter Briggs hoped he would dare to call it “poppycock” in the presence of his master—for he was thoroughly sick of being a sleuth in the ill-smelling Eleventh Ward. —Holman Day, The Landloper: The Romance ofa Man on Foot, ...

Author: Wordnik

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9781449401405

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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From absquatulate to zoilist to words found in between (such as hullabaloo, phantasmagorical, and obstreperous), Pocket Posh Word Power: 120 Words That Are Fun to Say offers a list of smile-inducing words that will raise everyone's spirits along with their word power. This utterly debatable list will be a conversation starter and a very entertaining book to carry around. We've taken our million-selling Pocket Posh® format and packed this pretty purse-sized book with 120 words that are truly fun to say, words such as discombobulated, lagniappe, onomatopoeia, and baba ganoush.

Words Gone Wild

The examples are entertainingly bawdy, with a delightful narrative voice in word sleuth and author, Jim Bernhard.

Author: Jim Bernhard

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781626369368

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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Chock-full of jokes and entertaining twists of the tongue, this lighthearted but scholarly guide to humorous language is a sure?re hit with word lovers. The examples are entertainingly bawdy, with a delightful narrative voice in word sleuth and author, Jim Bernhard. He provides examples and puzzles, teaching a smidgen of historical and etymological scholarship, but above all, amusing his audience. Puns from Greek dramatists, Shakespeare, the Bible, George S. Kaufman, and Groucho Marx vie for attention with comical spoonerisms, droll malapropisms, witty anagrams, and humorous palindromes—plus original material by the author—including limericks, clerihews, crossword puzzles, acrostic puzzles, tonguetwisters, and other kinds of word play. Some examples: Why does a match box? Because it sees a tin can. Time ?ies like an arrow. Fruit ?ies like a banana. The pony was unable to talk because he was a little hoarse. Two peanuts went into a bar. One was a salted. The chicken that crossed the road was pure poultry in motion. As the gardener said when asked why he was cutting grass with a pair of scissors: “That’s all there is; there isn’t any mower.”

A Very Very Very Old Mystery

You saw the plaques in the church with the name Poppycock. And you know Papa's full title is Earl Poppycock. Nana is Countess Poppycock.” Susanne says, “Oh, I suppose I do, but that name is such a gas! It sounds just ridiculous.

Author: Max Willis Foxton

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781532026485

Category: Fiction

Page: 238

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Theres a lot of family history in the Morris clan, and young Jeremiah is only beginning to figure things out. The whole mess starts when Jeremiah visits Papa in Britain. It soon becomes freakishly apparent that most of Jeremiahs ancestors dating back to 1745 currently reside in Papas atticand they are full of useful information. It turns out his eighth great-uncle Edgar was wrongly hung for murder centuries ago. Inspired by his ninth-greats-grandparents, Mortimer and Leila (Earl and Countess Poppycock, as they were known), Jeremiah decides to help his disgraced relative and solve a mystery from the 1700s to bring closure to Edgar and his beloved Jemima. Throughout his investigation, Jeremiah makes a shocking discovery: some of his ancestors really are killers. As he solves an old mystery, a new murder has to be stopped: Jeremiahs own! With the help of other quick-thinking ancestors, he must avoid becoming another dead occupant of Papas attic. To stay alive, Jeremiah will quickly learn what kindness and fair play can do against evil.

Top Secret Recipes Unlocked

POPPYCOCK. This Nebraska-based company grows a special kind of yellow mushroom popcorn that pops into fluffy round shapes ... Screaming Yellow Zonkers, and Poppycock—but plain microwave popcorn is all you'll need to make an easy clone.

Author: Todd Wilbur

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101152423

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

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#1 bestselling Top Secret Recipes series with more than 4 million books sold! The kitchen clone recipe king is back with a new Top bestselling Top Secret Restaurant Recipes collection—the first book since his bestselling Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2. Wilbur takes readers behind the scenes, revealing the key ingredients in some of our favorite foods such as Starbucks’ Peppermint Brownie, Krispy Kreme’s original glazed donuts, Panera Bread’s cranberry walnut bagel and Wendy’s Garden Sensations Manadarin Chicken Salad. The book will feature 115 new recipes, including 40 previously unpublished recipes such as: •Panera Bread French Onion Soup •Burger King Onion Rings •Chick-Fil-A Honey Roasted BBQ Sauce •McDonald’s Cinnamon Melts •Stouffer’s Macaroni & Cheese •Chipotle Mexican Grill Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette •Popeye’s Buttermilk Biscuits. Forget takeout—with these fun recipes and blueprints, all using ingredients you can buy at your local supermarket, you can re-create your favorite restaurant signature dishes right in your own kitchen for a lot less!

Uncredible Thoughts

Nonsense and foolishness at its very finest. Poppycock and spiels come from a wide variety of one-sided arguments, essays, and micro-stories. This compilation is incredible-or uncredible-you decide.

Author: John Marszalkowski

Publisher: John Marszalkowski

ISBN: 1732022658

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 158

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Nonsense and foolishness at its very finest. Poppycock and spiels come from a wide variety of one-sided arguments, essays, and micro-stories. This compilation is incredible-or uncredible-you decide.

Virginia Woolf

The Great War becomes “ poppycock , " as Sara writes in a letter to North . She seems to have got the word from Nicholas in 1917 : “ ' Poppycock , poppycock ... don't talk such damned poppycock - that's what you really said , Nicholas ...

Author: Margaret Homans

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: UOM:39015029550533

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Poppycock

Here the rules don't apply, the police can't help you, and to stay "real" a serial killer called Poppycock commits his foul deeds on a race that no longer believes. Thus begins the killing spree.

Author: A. Michael Schwarz

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 1499742991

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

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Faeries return to San Francisco, and they don't believe in happily ever after's. Sarah Montgomery wasn't planning on saving her relationship, let alone an entire city, but when she learns of her father's transformation, she is swept into a world of weird magic and decayed gods. Here the rules don't apply, the police can't help you, and to stay "real" a serial killer called Poppycock commits his foul deeds on a race that no longer believes. Thus begins the killing spree.

Poppycock

In Poppycock! Geoff Hoff examines and gleefully debunks the myths we have created and use to not get anything done. Some of the myths Geoff will destroy for you?

Author: Geoff Hoff

Publisher:

ISBN: 1937988163

Category:

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From Poppycock : "We artists are an interesting bunch. We think of ourselves as delicate, fragile, and, somehow, special. We are also, often, plagued by the notion that we aren't really up to snuff, which often conflicts with our over-inflated sense of talent and worth in a boisterous conflagration of feelings that will stop us short every time the notion that we might want to create something rears its little head." Writers (and other artists) love to procrastinate. We spend almost as much time, energy, effort and creativity finding ways not to get started as we do in exercising our art. In Poppycock Geoff Hoff examines and gleefully debunks the myths we have created and use to not get anything done. Some of the myths Geoff will destroy for you? The myth of talent The myth of "write what you know" The myth of writer's block The myth of rules The myth of inspiration And more. But he doesn't stop there. He also gives you advice on how to get started despite those myths, and gives practical techniques and exercises to help you open your creativity in powerful ways so you know what to do once you have started. GEOFF HOFF is a best-selling author of fiction, business and how-to books. He has worn many costumes throughout his life. He was once "the good guy." He spent some time experimenting with "make everyone feel comfortable." Lately, he has discovered his inner curmudgeon and rather likes the outfit. The logical next garb to don is "old foggy" and he looks forward to that with great anticipation.

Famous People I Have Known

The Poppycock corner was where It was indisputably At in Palo Alto . If ever an old would - Beat had found his little piece of heaven , I'd found mine . Nonetheless , late in the fall of '68 , when with the chilly weather the street ...

Author: Ed McClanahan

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 081319069X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Ed McClanahan's hilarious classic introduces us to writers and revolutionaries, hippies and honkies, gurus and go-go girls, barkeeps and barflies, as well as Carlos Toadvine, aka Little Enis, the All-American Left-Handed Upside-down Guitar Player, among the characters he has encountered in thirty peripatetic years of wandering the fringes of the academic and literary worlds from his native Kentucky to the West Coast (where his compatriots included Ken Kesey and Tom Wolfe) and back again.