Rather curious how no definition exists for fnord on this site. No doubt THEY are responsible. Although it may be an ExorcisE in futility, I will attempt to subvertTHEM by offering this word's meaning. First of all, you must realise there are many different types of fnords. The first one, a fnord, is a peculiar type of pastry that's a cross between a jelly-filled donut and a cinnamon roll, but nobody knows where they come from, all pastry companies deny having the recipe, but they still are quite flavourful. The second variety, a fnord, is rumored to be a mid sized furry rodent resembling a muskrat, but may in fact be a nutria-chupacabra hybrid, and has so far eluded all attempts at capture. The third variety, fnords, are the lint in the navel of the mites that eat. The fourth variety, fnords, are common everyday items like pencils and shoelaces which are the physical manifestations of disinformation or irrelevant information intending to misdirect, with the implication of a worldwide conspiracy. The fifth variety are common fnords. I hope that helps to clear some things up.