Shoehorning

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Shoehorning

The practice of picking and choosing data to fit a previous prediction. For example, if one predicts a recession but the recession does not materialize, one may identify negative economic information to "prove" that the recession (or at least a slowdown) really happened. Shoehorning connotes ignoring contradictory data.
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But unfortunately for the Chancellor, the shoehorn is selling-out across the country.
Now when I want to put on my shoes, I just slip the shoehorn around the heel of my shoe as Mary Ann showed me, pick my foot up off the floor and slip it in.
Presumably, the Shoehorn name was a connection to the hotel that once operated at ground-level.
But for the rest of the world, especially the nations of the Western Hemisphere -- whom the one-worlders can't wait to shoehorn into another regional superstate, as prelude to a global merger under the UN -- the African Union is but another ominous precedent.
Also on the bill were The Tap Collective, Samuel & McCain, Jennie Nau, Cintia Chamecki, Hockenberry & Smith, Jerry Ames, Sam Seimiya, Manhattan Tap, and Shoehorn.
When urgent measures are used to shoehorn a preferred candidate into the post of London mayor, we have to seriously question the party's plans for local government," she said.
All of this complexity is being added and then used to shoehorn IP into the PSTN at a time when, ironically, all the major RBOC carriers are moving their trunks to ATM anyway.
The kit features an Ergo Handle grip along with interchangeable accessories, including a contour sponge, shoehorn, toe sponge, dressing stick and back scratcher.
One of the more ambitious schemes to shoehorn a large natural-language system into a personal computer is the Natural Access System, developed by Bozena H.
Having managed to shoehorn his name into football circles in recent weeks, Herbert, a genuinely successful man in his own field, has taken things a step further this week, launching an outrageous attack on the FA, whom he labelled "institutionally" racist.
And 30 years on from those days at The Shoehorn, in New Street, John Rowan still loved life behind the bar.
The straps slip through D-shaped rings, which can be manipulated with Maddak's notched shoehorn or dressing stick.