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.Bullshit (also bullcrap, bullplop, bullbutter, horseshit) is a common American English expletive which may be shortened to the euphemism bull or the initialism B.S. In British English, "bollocks" is a comparable expletive, although bullshit is now commonly used in British English as well.^ Hm, I just noticed that in the last paragraph I used British English.
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^ These elements form a tree using the DOM. This section defines the features of this DOM, as well as introducing the features common to all elements, and the concepts used in defining elements.
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^ For the people looking for designs, well you may have a large advantage over your designers using 99designs but its not really a good reflection of what is available to you in the design community.
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.As with many expletives, it can be used as an interjection or as many other parts of speech, and can carry a wide variety of meanings.^ (These interfaces are defined separately so that other specifications can re-use parts of the Navigator interface.
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^ Since you are all so positive that you are right, this means you are all part of a country that is 50% retarded, but only the OTHER half.
  • The Crypt: Biden: Bush's comments were 'bullshit' - Politico.com 6 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ Not all events are dispatched using the task queue , many are dispatched synchronously during other tasks.
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.Most commonly, it is used in connection with incorrect, misleading, or false language and statements.^ Similarly, the MIME type used to refer to JavaScript in this specification is text/javascript , since that is the most commonly used type, despite it being an officially obsoleted type according to RFC 4329.
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.While the word is generally used in a deprecating sense, it may imply a measure of respect for language skills, or frivolity, among various other benign usages.^ User agents may use the language of the element to determine what spelling and grammar rules to use, or may use the user's preferred language settings.
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^ There are various concrete syntaxes that can be used to transmit resources that use this abstract language, two of which are defined in this specification.
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^ User agents may use the element's language to determine proper processing or rendering (e.g.
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In philosophy, Harry Frankfurt, among others, analysed the concept of bullshit as related to but distinct from lying.

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Etymology

."Bull", meaning nonsense, dates from the 17th century[1], while the term "bullshit" has been used as early as 1915 in American slang,[2] and came into popular usage only during World War II.^ "So any suggestion that you can dramatically cut emissions without any cost is, to use a favourite term of Mr Abbott, 'bullshit.'
  • Turnbull savages Abbott over climate 'bullshit' - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 6 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

^ "As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: 'Lord, if I could only have talked to Hitler, all this might have been avoided.'
  • The Crypt: Biden: Bush's comments were 'bullshit' - Politico.com 6 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ A Democrat won both World War I and II. GOP heads: McCain is toast - just grow up and live with it.
  • The Crypt: Biden: Bush's comments were 'bullshit' - Politico.com 6 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

.The word "bull" itself may have derived from the Old French boul meaning "fraud, deceit" (Oxford English Dictionary)[2].^ The cute girl likes the Oxford English Dictionary .
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The term "horseshit" is a near synonym.
.The earliest attestation mentioned by the Concise Oxford English Dictionary is in fact T. S. Eliot, who between 1910 and 1916 wrote an early poem to which he gave the title "The Triumph of Bullshit", written in the form of a ballade.^ The cute girl likes the Oxford English Dictionary .
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^ Tonight I swapped some of the songs I wrote with some friends, who gave me some of the songs they wrote.
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The first stanza goes:
.Ladies, on whom my attentions have waited
If you consider my merits are small
Etiolated, alembicated,
Orotund, tasteless, fantastical,
Monotonous, crotchety, constipated,
Impotent galamatias
Affected, possibly imitated,
For Christ's sake stick it up your ass.
^ Thank you for sticking it to them and sticking to your guns!

^ When the next plane, missile, human "Islamo-Bomb" blows up an American or kills one of your children...you will wish for a Republican to be in office.
  • The Crypt: Biden: Bush's comments were 'bullshit' - Politico.com 6 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ Or, are you part of the entitlement crowd living off my dime, sitting on your backside while I support you and your family?
  • The Crypt: Biden: Bush's comments were 'bullshit' - Politico.com 6 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

.The word bullshit does not appear in the text of the poem, though in keeping with the ballade form, the refrain "For Christ's sake stick it up your ass" appears in each following verse and concludes the envoi.^ Well take a long hard look at yourself, and your business practices…you’ll see a solution…then take that long hard look and shove it right up your ass.
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^ We honor our Military and mourn each loss of life but to stick your head in the sand or in your case your ass ....
  • The Crypt: Biden: Bush's comments were 'bullshit' - Politico.com 6 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ How does it make the designers feel when the client middleman themselves and marks up your work for an unknown amount?
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Eliot did not publish this poem during his lifetime.[3]
As to earlier etymology the OED cites bull with the meaning "trivial, insincere, untruthful talk or writing, nonsense". .It describes this usage as being of unknown origin, but notes the following: "OF boul, boule, bole fraud, deceit, trickery; mod.^ Some of the micro-parsers described below follow the pattern of having an input variable that holds the string being parsed, and having a position variable pointing at the next character to parse in input .
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^ Note, incidentally, the distinction between the em element in this example, which is part of the original text being quoted, and the mark element, which is highlighting a part for comment.
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^ When the user agent is to clone a port original port , with the clone being owned by owner , it must run the following steps, which return a new MessagePort object.
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Icel bull ‘nonsense’; also ME bull BUL ‘falsehood’, and BULL verb, to befool, mock, cheat."
[4] Worthy of note is the South African English equivalent "bull dust".
Although as the above makes clear there is no confirmed etymological connection, it might be noted that these older meanings are synonymous with the modern expression "bull" otherwise generally considered, and intentionally used as, a contraction of "bullshit".

Uses

Assertions of fact

.Bullshit is commonly used to describe statements made by people more concerned with the response of the audience than in truth and accuracy, such as goal-oriented statements made in the field of politics or advertising.^ HARRY - I'm MORE concerned about OZY than the SQUID...
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 6 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Bush tax cuts have done more for the people of this country rich and poor than any Democrat President has done.
  • The Crypt: Biden: Bush's comments were 'bullshit' - Politico.com 6 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ Authors may use any value in the class attribute, but are encouraged to use the values that describe the nature of the content, rather than values that describe the desired presentation of the content.
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On one prominent occasion, the word itself was part of a controversial advertisement. During the 1980 U.S. presidential campaign, the Citizens Party candidate Barry Commoner ran a radio advertisement that began with an actor exclaiming: "Bullshit! Carter, Reagan and Anderson, it's all bullshit!" .NBC refused to run the advertisement because of its use of the expletive, but Commoner's campaign successfully appealed to the Federal Communications Commission to allow the advertisement to run unedited.^ The Communication APIs This section describes some mechanisms that applications written in HTML can use to communicate with other applications from different domains running on the same client.
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Distinguished from lying

."Bullshit" does not necessarily have to be a complete fabrication; with only basic knowledge about a topic, bullshit is often used to make the audience believe that one knows far more about the topic by feigning total certainty or making probable predictions.^ That does not make one uninteligent.
  • The Crypt: Biden: Bush's comments were 'bullshit' - Politico.com 6 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ If the element does not have a src attribute: one or more source elements, then, transparent , but with no media element descendants.
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^ If the browsing context 's session history contains only one Document , and that was the about:blank Document created when the browsing context was created, then the navigation must be done with replacement enabled .
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.It may also merely be "filler" or nonsense that, by virtue of its style or wording, gives the impression that it actually means something.^ "Appeasement" I doubt he even understands what the word means and I'll give him a hundred bucks if he spell it too.
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In his essay on the subject, William G. Perry called bull[shit] "relevancies, however relevant, without data" and gave a definition of the verb "to bull[shit]" as follows:
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To discourse upon the contexts, frames of reference and points of observation which would determine the origin, nature, and meaning of data if one had any.^ The mark element represents a run of text in one document marked or highlighted for reference purposes, due to its relevance in another context.
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^ U+0026 AMPERSAND (&) When the content model flag is set to one of the PCDATA or RCDATA states and the escape flag is false: switch to the character reference data state .
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^ When a browsing context is to discard a Document , that means that it is to lose the strong reference from the Document 's browsing context to the Document , and that any tasks associated with the Document in any task source must be removed without being run.
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.To present evidence of an understanding of form in the hope that the reader may be deceived into supposing a familiarity with content.^ A single property with the name postal-code may be present within the item that forms the value of an adr property of an item with the type vcard .
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^ Any number of properties with the name honorific-suffix may be present within the item that forms the value of the n property of an item with the type vcard .
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^ A single property with the name region may be present within the item that forms the value of an adr property of an item with the type vcard .
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[6]
.The bullshitter generally either knows the statements are likely false, exaggerated, and in other ways misleading or has no interest in their factual accuracy one way or the other.^ The immediate user selection changes as the user selects different elements (either by pointing at them with a pointing device, or by selecting them in some other way).
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^ Text As a general rule, elements whose content model allows any flow content should have either at least one descendant text node that is not inter-element whitespace , or at least one descendant element node that is embedded content .
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^ I feel like I have no chance for the bidding sites with my portfolio being empty and this way I can pick my contest I feel that I can do real good in and work with the client.
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"Talking bullshit" is thus a lesser form of lying, and is likely to elicit a correspondingly weaker emotional response: whereas an obvious liar may be greeted with derision, outrage, or anger, an exponent of bullshit tends to be dismissed with an indifferent sneer.

As an act

Carrying out a deception

"Bullshitting" is the act of asserting bullshit as in, for example, an employment interview.

Whimsical hoax

.People are also said to "bullshit" friends or acquaintances should they spin an elaborate and possibly whimsical tall tale, so as to make the listener appear foolish by dint of their gullibility in accepting the untruths as fact.^ If Fox legitimately thought they had a case, they should have filed it, in respect to The Watchmen as soon as Warner announced their intentions to make the film in the first place.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 6 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Speaking before the Knesset, Bush said that “some people” believe the United States “should negotiate with terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along."
  • The Crypt: Biden: Bush's comments were 'bullshit' - Politico.com 6 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ I think the designers out there need to accept that there’s competition out there, and if they can’t step up to the mark they should find another profession!
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Another informal and slightly archaic term for this is "jiving".

Informal conversation

.Sometimes called "shooting the shit" or "shooting the bull", bullshit can also be the act of having a casual conversation of little value or about an unimportant subject.^ See a post I recently wrote about the subject, called 99designs: Hacks and Cheapskates unite!
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^ If of the elements whose corresponding item is item , there are any with a property name equal to the string " about ", and the first such element is a URL property element , and its value is not an item , let subject be the value of that property.
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^ A jury will not give a shit about what is written on paper, if they think something is bullshit than they will side with Warner Brothers.
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As a skill

People may attribute their performance in an examination to their ability to "bullshit". In this sense, "bullshitting" walks the line between extemporaneous speaking and lying outright. One who often walks the line may be called a "bullshitter".

As nonsense

Bullshit can also refer to excessively complex, unreasonable, burdensome, offensive, or otherwise unwanted instructions, demands, rules, accounts, explanations, or other verbiage. For example, a contractor wishing to bid on a government job may refer to the paperwork required to do so as "government bullshit."

Interjection

The exclamation "bullshit!" can also be used to express surprise, shock, indignation and/or humour at another person's statement. It may be an accusation that the material is deliberately deceptive, or else a humorous invitation to confirm or elaborate a surprising claim. .People may say "that's bullshit" when something bad or unexpected happens, as in "No way!"^ I never thought I would wish something bad to happen to somebody...

^ Since the designers who did not win may in some ways hold copyright over the final design, there seems no brand protection in place for the client.
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^ Radius: 12cm Height: 2cm There is no explicit way to specify units in the meter element, but the units may be specified in the title attribute in free-form text.
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or "You're kidding".

Alternate terms

.'"Horseshit"' is a less common synonym for "bullshit". "Horseshit" is more often used as a reactive exclamation or profoundly distrustful assessment.^ Such information is already potentially problematic, but in practice the same information can more or less be obtained using the img element, and so it has been deemed acceptable.
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^ It all means success is more and more about using less energy day by day.
  • Turnbull savages Abbott over climate 'bullshit' - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 6 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

."Horseshit" carries a connotation of the speaker's indignation and tends to lack the benign implications of "bullshit"; stating that something is a "load of horseshit" usually implies that the speaker feels wronged or upset by the current situation, whereas calling something "bullshit" can imply anything from indignation to a joking and good-natured intent.^ When soldiers hear something that is patently false, they call it “bullshit.” I looked at the Major and said, “Bullshit,” to which he stomped out.

^ In the end you clock in some extra hours for sitting and listening to their bullshit about what they do, and then you go and make something that looks good anyway.
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^ If the soldier was doing something wrong the Major needed to correct the soldier, but to make a comment/joke about a soldier of lesser rank to anyone is a good example of how unprofessional this Major acts (leader of men).

Words such as "baloney" or "poppycock" are less vulgar alternatives. .There are also many Irish slang equivalents, including blarney, malarkey, balderdash, and tommyrot.^ That’s a sad joke and there are many correspondents, including me, who are not laughing.

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In philosophy

In his essay On Bullshit (originally written in 1986, and published as a monograph in 2005), philosopher Harry Frankfurt of Princeton University characterizes bullshit as a form of falsehood distinct from lying. .The liar, Frankfurt holds, knows and cares about the truth, but deliberately sets out to mislead instead of telling the truth.^ The point is we all know they censor the truth and none of us believe them so we turn to reporters like yourself to find out the truth.

^ I hope you get back to Afghan with the British forces soon, my boyfriend is out there now and I would like to hear the truth about what is going on instead of "bullshit Bob's" version of events.

^ There is no designer out there that should be shelling out time to design a logo for company without knowing more about what the company is about.
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The "bullshitter", on the other hand, does not care about the truth and is only seeking to impress:[7][8]
It is impossible for someone to lie unless he thinks he knows the truth. Producing bullshit requires no such conviction. A person who lies is thereby responding to the truth, and he is to that extent respectful of it. .When an honest man speaks, he says only what he believes to be true; and for the liar, it is correspondingly indispensable that he considers his statements to be false.^ This is, naturally, a lie, but paradoxically if it were true he could not say so without contradicting the interviewer and thus making it false.
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.For the bullshitter, however, all these bets are off: he is neither on the side of the true nor on the side of the false.^ The reset algorithm for select elements is to go through all the option elements in the element's list of options , and set their selectedness to true if the option element has a selected attribute, and false otherwise.
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^ When any of the following events occur, if the element's checkedness state is true after the event, the checkedness state of all the other elements in the same radio button group must be set to false: .
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^ Validity () Returns true if the form's controls are all valid; otherwise, returns false.
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.His eye is not on the facts at all, as the eyes of the honest man and of the liar are, except insofar as they may be pertinent to his interest in getting away with what he says.^ I hope this economic crisis they say we're in buries Fox, or better yet, gets them bought out.
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^ In fact the only ‘copyright’ verbage on the page is all about someone stealing content to enter in a contest, so they must expect it to happen.
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^ User agents may opt to only fetch such resources when they are needed, instead of pro-actively fetching all the external resources that are not applied.
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.He does not care whether the things he says describe reality correctly.^ Does anyone really care what Bush says or does?
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^ Does anyone really care what Joe Biden says.
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^ I personally have entered the contest at the beginning of my career and needless to say, it gave me a real good start while I can experiment my design skills and earn!.
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.He just picks them out, or makes them up, to suit his purpose.^ He picked up the folder and a piece of paper fell out.
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^ It’s not ideal for making a living (although some people do quite well out of it, compared with what they might get in a design house, or a factory), but maybe – just maybe that’s not what it’s there for.
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^ Yeah Kevin mentioned ‘grade school drop outs’ but he doesn’t say that ALL the people signed to 99Designs are that, just that it is opened up to this level.
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.Frankfurt connects this analysis of bullshit with Ludwig Wittgenstein's disdain of "non-sense" talk, and with the popular concept of a "bull session" in which speakers may try out unusual views without commitment.^ When an authoring tool is used to edit a non-conforming document, it may preserve the conformance errors in sections of the document that were not edited during the editing session (i.e.
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.He fixes the blame for the prevalence of "bullshit" in modern society upon anti-realism and upon the growing frequency of situations in which people are expected to speak or have opinions without appropriate knowledge of the subject matter.^ Liberals really ought to grow up and grow a set, and recognize that, despite their pining for a Utopian world, there really are some "bad, bad" people out there.
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Gerald Cohen, in "Deeper into Bullshit", contrasted the kind of "bullshit" Frankfurt describes with a different sort: nonsense discourse presented as sense. .Cohen points out that this sort of bullshit can be produced either accidentally or deliberately.^ Let the legal system sort out the bullshit.
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.While some writers do deliberately produce bullshit, a person can also aim at sense and produce nonsense by mistake; or a person deceived by a piece of bullshit can repeat it innocently, without intent to deceive others.^ Oh and Bullshit Bob is also known by a few other names in Britain; Bob Aintworthshit (my personal favourite), Bob Ainsworthless, Sideshow Bob...

^ I do not have any project I am working on right now anyway other then personal pieces.
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[9]
Cohen gives the example of Alan Sokal's "Transgressing the Boundaries" as a piece of deliberate bullshit. Sokal's aim in creating it, however, was to point out that the "postmodernist" editors who accepted his paper for publication could not distinguish nonsense from sense, and thereby by implication that their field was "bullshit".

Euphemisms

"Bullshit" has a number of euphemisms:
  • BS
    • bovine scat
    • bovine stercus
    • bravo sierra (military usage)
    • bullshark
    • bullshnikes
  • baloney
  • bull
  • bull butter (alluding to something that would be as absurd as a bull producing milk or butter)
  • bull con
  • bull feathers
  • bullcrap
  • bulldust (Australian slang)
  • bullroar (especially when intimidation is involved)
  • bullpucky or bullpuckey
  • bullhonkery
  • horsefeathers
  • horsehockey
  • horsepucky
  • horseshit
  • poppycock (from pappe kak, the Dutch phrase for "bird crap")

See also

References

Notes

  1. ^ Concise Oxford English Dictionary
  2. ^ a b http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=bullshit
  3. ^ Eliot, T. S. Inventions of the March Hare: Poems 1909-1917 (Harcourt, 1997) ISBN 0-151002-74-6
  4. ^ Mark Liberman (2005-08-17). "Bullshit: invented by T.S. Eliot in 1910?". Language Log. http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002404.html. 
  5. ^ Paul Siegel (2007). Communication Law in America. Paul Siegel. p. 507–508. ISBN 0742553876. http://books.google.com/books?id=tKGXrbaBWEAC&pg=PA507&lpg=PA507&dq=Barry+Commoner+Bullshit&source=bl&ots=5HOuvTFC-M&sig=TBG0haUbviv-Y1Pss7mdhobmbH0&hl=en&ei=mN70SZy7FImmM97MqL4P&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4. 
  6. ^ Perry, William G. (1967). Examsmanship and the Liberal Arts. Originally published in Harvard College: A Collection of Essays by Members of the Harvard Faculty.
  7. ^ Jelks
  8. ^ Tauroscatology
  9. ^ Cohen, G. A., "Deeper into Bullshit". Originally appeared in Buss and Overton, eds., Contours of Agency: Themes from the Philosophy of Harry Frankfurt (Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2002). Reprinted in Hardcastle and Reich, Bullshit and Philosophy (Chicago: Open Court, 2006), ISBN 0-8126-9611-5.

Bibliography

  • Eliot, T. S. Inventions of the March Hare: Poems 1909-1917 (Harcourt, 1997) ISBN 0-151002-74-6
  • Frankfurt, Harry G. (2005). On Bullshit. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-12294-6.  — Harry Frankfurt's detailed analysis of the concept of bullshit.
  • Hardcastle, Gary L.; Reisch, George A., eds (2006). Bullshit and Philosophy. Chicago: Open Court (Carus Publishing). .ISBN 0-8126-9611-5. 
  • Holt, Jim, Say Anything, one of his Critic At Large essays from The New Yorker, (August 22, 2005)
  • Penny, Laura (2005).^ No one pays attention to anything he says.
    • The Crypt: Biden: Bush's comments were 'bullshit' - Politico.com 6 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I can pass to you only a simple phrase to describe your contribution, but perhaps one that collectively says more than anything else can for all you contribute.

    ^ Seemed like after his incredible 2% showing in the Iowa primary after practically living there for 3 months the idiot figured out that no one agrees with anything he says.
    • The Crypt: Biden: Bush's comments were 'bullshit' - Politico.com 6 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    .Your Call Is Important To Us: The Truth About Bullshit.^ I admire your zeal to expose the machinations of our political 'leaders' and let us know the truth.

    Random House. ISBN 1-4000-8103-3.  — Halifax academic Laura Penny's study of the phenomenon of bullshit and its impact on modern society.
  • Royston, Chris. .My Life - No Bullshit, I Actually Do Get Blank Cheques (Royston Publishers 2007)
  • Weingartner, C. (1975).^ Just wasted a week with this bullshit so that some cheapshit client with no conception or ability to convey what he wants can not pay me a dime but still see my ideas!
    • graphicPUSH: 99designs: Bullshit 2.0 6 February 2010 10:36 UTC graphicpush.com [Source type: General]

    .Public doublespeak: every little movement has a meaning all of its own.^ Does everyone have to smackdown all these imagined mean monsters threatening Obama for the poor little guy?
    • The Crypt: Biden: Bush's comments were 'bullshit' - Politico.com 6 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    ^ If both designer and client are happy then by all means go for it, what every floats the boat.
    • graphicPUSH: 99designs: Bullshit 2.0 6 February 2010 10:36 UTC graphicpush.com [Source type: General]

    College English, Vol. 37, No. 1 (Sep., 1975), pp. 54-61.

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Quotes

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Quotes on Bullshit.

Sourced

  • Let the bullshit blow in the breeze.
    • Pharcyde, from the album Labcabincalifornia
  • I need some fresh air, the stench of the bullshit is choking me.
    • Henno (Ross Kemp), Ultimate Force (TV Series)
  • Hey, Upham. .Mind that you don't step in the bullshit.^ They don’t mind being a lower designer, the way you see them, the people joining bidding and design contests sites as not being real designers and stuff.
    • graphicPUSH: 99designs: Bullshit 2.0 6 February 2010 10:36 UTC graphicpush.com [Source type: General]

    • Pvt. Jackson (Barry Pepper), Saving Private Ryan (movie)
  • Good luck walks and bullshit flies. .
    • "Intermission", by the Scissor Sisters
  • One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit.^ I am one of the big designers our there.
    • graphicPUSH: 99designs: Bullshit 2.0 6 February 2010 10:36 UTC graphicpush.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Most people know how much info one can get by running a contest holders name or domain through a google search.
    • graphicPUSH: 99designs: Bullshit 2.0 6 February 2010 10:36 UTC graphicpush.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Senator Biden is one of the most intelligent, articualte and capable members of Congress, and I pray the citizens of OUR country listen to what he has to say.
    • The Crypt: Biden: Bush's comments were 'bullshit' - Politico.com 6 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

  • You know what? .There's a jetstream of bullshit coming out of your mouth, my friend ...^ Chamberlain read this statement to a cheering crowd in front of 10 Downing St. "My good friends this is the second time in our history that there has come back from Germany to Downing Street peace with honor.
    • The Crypt: Biden: Bush's comments were 'bullshit' - Politico.com 6 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    ^ WB is tougher depending on what's coming out when there's Thundercats, Jonah Hex, and Ender's Game as possibilities.
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 6 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Right now, while it still looks like Watchmen is coming out in March, I will keep my protests to a minimum.
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 6 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Unsourced

  • Money talks, bullshit walks.
  • He calls bullshit in this bar.
    • Dallas 362

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Etymology

bull + shit. In use since the 1920s.

Noun

Singular
bullshit
bullshit (uncountable)
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  1. (vulgar, slang) False or exaggerated statements made to impress the listener rather than deceive.^ "War never solves anything" (Typical statement from girly libs and their ilk) "We are free here today to blog in English rather than German".
    • The Crypt: Biden: Bush's comments were 'bullshit' - Politico.com 6 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    Don't pay any attention to him. He talks a lot of bullshit.
  2. (vulgar, slang) A card game in which the object is to bluff about cards laid down and to determine when one's opponents are bluffing.
    Anyone want to play a few hands of bullshit?
  3. (vulgar, slang) An object of frustration and/or disgust, often caused by a perceived deception.
    "This is bullshit!" -- The Monarch
    That's bullshit! I called your office and they said you never came in!
  4. (literally) The faeces of a bull.

See also

Synonyms

  • BS
  • bull
  • bulldada
  • bull puckey
  • bushwah
  • (card game): cheat, I doubt it

Derived terms

  • bullshoot
  • bullshot

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to bullshit
Third person singular
bullshits
Simple past
bullshitted, or sometimes bullshit, or very rarely bullshat
Past participle
[[bullshitted, or sometimes bullshit, or very rarely bullshat]]
Present participle
bullshitting
to bullshit (third-person singular simple present bullshits, present participle bullshitting, simple past and past participle bullshitted, or sometimes bullshit, or very rarely bullshat)
  1. (vulgar, slang) To tell lies, exaggerate; to mislead; to deceive.
    .I think you're bullshitting.^ To Biden; You're so vain, you probably think this speech is about you.
    • The Crypt: Biden: Bush's comments were 'bullshit' - Politico.com 6 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I understand when you're running for office you sometimes think the world revolves around you.
    • The Crypt: Biden: Bush's comments were 'bullshit' - Politico.com 6 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Keep going W. I think you're onto something.
    • The Crypt: Biden: Bush's comments were 'bullshit' - Politico.com 6 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    Let’s just call your office and see if you even came in.
    You’re bullshitting me. I called your office and you never even came in.
    .He caught my attention with irrelevant asides that didn’t quite make sense, but sounded very erudite if you didn’t think about it too much.^ I replied: "what makes you think I was referring to you?"
    • The Crypt: Biden: Bush's comments were 'bullshit' - Politico.com 6 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Where do you think my s/n came from?
    • The Crypt: Biden: Bush's comments were 'bullshit' - Politico.com 6 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    ^ What makes you think I do?
    • The Crypt: Biden: Bush's comments were 'bullshit' - Politico.com 6 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    In other words, I noticed that he was bullshitting.
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  2. (vulgar, slang) To have casual conversation with no real point.
    I will probably just go and bullshit with Joe for awhile.

Translations

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Interjection

bullshit!
  1. (vulgar, slang) An expression of disbelief at what one has just heard.

Translations


Citable sentences

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