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.