Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Wednesday Word: Canard

canard |kəˈnär(d)|nounan unfounded rumor or story the old canard that LA is a cultural wasteland.a small winglike projection attached to an aircraft forward of the main wing to provide extra stabilityor control, sometimes replacing the tail.ORIGIN mid 19th cent.: from French, literally duck,’also ‘hoax,’ from Old French caner ‘to quack.’

I think I learned this word from television, but I don't remember the details. I wonder if it was from Cosmos.


  1. I thought I knew what this word meant, but obviously not. Huh. Good thing I've never used it.