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kwi buhl

  • n  an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
  • v  evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections
  • v  argue over petty things
    Let's not quibble over pennies

  • As connoisseurs of their local dish, Beijingers love to debate the merits of convection roasters over peach-wood ovens, or to quibble over sauce recipes.
  • This quibble subsides when Beowulf appears.
  • Later, on another video, they parse the language of the Second Amendment and quibble with those who quibble over punctuation around the word "people" and their right to bear arms.
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  • Team Daddy FTW
    When the baby was born, my cousin Regina generously passed on some baby clothes for him to wear, since we were woefully unprepared in that department. I was very grateful for this wardrobe, although, my husband had one quibble with it. The clothes were decidedly pro-Mommy:   Not that Steve was anti-Mommy, but he just felt a little bit left out. So, for Christmas, "the baby" (i.e. me) bought ...
    June 13, 2013 - WBEZ 91.5 Chicago
  • Early Lessons from NFL Workouts
    Ask any NFL coach and he would tell you that rookie camps and organized team activities ( OTAs ) are valuable and necessary. Offenses and defenses, he would tell you, are complex and need to be installed and drilled over the course of weeks. Players, on the other hand (at least most of them) would quibble with that notion. Offenses and defenses aren't really as complex as coaches make them out ...
    June 11, 2013 - Bleacher Report
  • Don't Tip Your Waiter: Sushi Yasuda Eliminates Gratuity In Favor Of Higher Wages
    Etiquette experts may quibble over the standard gratuity percentages, but it is more or less universally understood that, yes, in the United States, waitstaff make their wages off tips, and if you don't leave something extra for service, you shouldn't be dining out in the first place. But one of the city's most celebrated sushi joints, Sushi Yasuda, will no longer accept tips , and instead ...
    June 8, 2013 - Gothamist

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