fairings: n., /fer´ingz/

[FreeBSD; orig. a typo for fairness] A term thrown out in discussion whenever a completely and transparently nonsensical argument in one's favor(?) seems called for, e,g. at the end of a really long thread for which the outcome is no longer even cared about since everyone is now so sick of it; or in rebuttal to another nonsensical argument (“Change the loader to look for /kernel.pl? What about fairings?”)