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  • n. Plural form of furphy.


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  • "After all, these 'furphies' make life worth living in the trenches," as one of our men said to me the other day.

    Letters from France

  • "furphies," which ever afterwards seemed to be an inseparable feature of military life.

    The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I Egypt, Gallipoli, Lemnos Island, Sinai Peninsula

  • Continuing my fascination with Aussie slang, I present my latest find (courtesy of Mark Liberman at Language Log): furphy.furphy n. (pl. furphies) 1 a false report or rumour. 2 an absurd story. • adj. (furphier, furphiest) absurdly false, unbelievable: that's the furphiest bit of news I ever heard. FURPHY.

  • Plan to stop real estate agents duping house hunters with price furphies AUTHORITIES in | Top Stories

  • Moreover, the 'child protection' and 'stopping child porn' reasons for mandatory censorship are utter furphies.

    ARN News

  • The article contains a whole heap of furphies and myths eg. the supposedly fire retardent old forests (which were themselves created by fire) and the supposed drying affect of fuel reduction.

    Crikey » Canberra Calling

  • Can we just deal with one of the furphies I've seen in the last few days?

  • They're just furphies to fool people into thinking they should spend the extra money.

    Apple Matters

  • I demonstrated that it was proven 'in court' Telstra, not the unions, were telling your so called 'constant spin, furphies and having general delusions of grandeur'.

  • Let's take the four famous furphies of the climate nay-sayers. - Comments


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