But Wednesday's `Fifteen To One' quiz on Channel 4 gave the lie
to that theory as it was won by Dave Gregory, an owner with Milton Keynes trainer Debbie Large of sprinter Commis Chef fame.
It gave the lie
to pro-hunt attempts to pretend the animal being hunted enjoyed the chase and, if caught, the kill was quick and clean.
Both progenitor (as artist and as curator) and coequal, or even, like a lot of parents, sly competitor (in that she subtly tossed her hat into the same marketplace with her kids), Simmons also gave the lie
to the sexism often associated with the Oedipal tale by slanting her show noticeably toward both female artists and female imagery.
And even though Garafola's translation of the Petipa diaries gave the lie
to the cliche (coined by the PBS two-part documentary on Balanchine) that Petipa wrote "all my work is reduced to ashes" in his diary on the day Balanchine was born, such half-truths do not die so easily.
Wolff describes the semi-utopic origins of the city; the imageries of the American dream that were used to promote tourism to the town; and the class, race, and ethnic divisions that frequently gave the lie