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Phrase describing a popular belief that is held and promoted but which is not actually true.

False information that has not yet made the transition to Old Wives Tale.
Examples of Common Nonsense:

1. Corporal punishment improves behavior.
2. If you don't wear a hat you'll catch a cold.
3. Saddam Hussein was behind 9/11.
4. If you shave something the hair grows back thicker.
5. Your hair and nails keep growing after you die.
6. The world used to be a safer place.
by ctrlU October 04, 2010