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A falsism is a claim that is clearly and self-evidently wrong. A falsism is usually used merely as a reminder or as a rhetorical or literary device. An example is "pigs can fly". It is the opposite of a truism.[1] A falsism is similar to, though not the same as, a fallacy.

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  1. ^ "Definition: truism". Webster's Online Dictionary. Archived from the original on 2011-06-28. Retrieved 2010-03-10. An undoubted or self-evident truth; a statement which is pliantly true; a proposition needing no proof or argument; -- opposed to falsism.