The Lexiary

To ridicule an idea with rustic flair, you can call it “bunkum.” On the printed page, thanks to commenter Anthony at Marginal Revolution, you can use this whimsical alternative spelling:

Lastly, the paper is buncombe. Psychological Neoteny is not so much a function of increasing higher education, as college students of an earlier generation were expected to show a fairly great amount of responsibility (in a limited domain), and many (most?) would marry shortly after graduation.


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