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↼  Format Kindle Read @Bullshit: A Lexicon For Free ⇈ By Mark Peters ∎ ↼ Format Kindle Read @Bullshit: A Lexicon For Free ⇈ By Mark Peters ∎ abracadabraAbracadabra is the kind of magical word you expect to hear when a dude in a top hat is pulling a rabbit out of another hat, sawing a woman in half, or making the Statue of Liberty disappear.But abracadabra also means bullshit.The word originally had a woo woo meaning not far from its eventual magical sense It referred to spells and charms for healing In fact, the word was used not only in speech it was written on a piece of paper, with a letter removed in each line, like this abracadabraabracadabrabracadababracadaabracadabracaabracabraabrabaThe paper was then folded up and inserted into an amulet Somehow, this was thought to help cure lupus or something, perhaps with the help of an herbal incantation.From such medical hoodwinks, abracadabra also came to be used by professional magicians, which is mainly how we know the word today But it also moved to the lexicon of general nonsense.For example, this 1867 use from Biblical Repertory Swedenborgs writings, as a whole, are unintelligibleabracadabrato any other Another strong takedown of written bullshit appeared in a 1934 letter by poet Dylan Thomas Piece One is remarkable for the number of entirely meaningless affected words you have managed to drag in Dulcimer, Drumdeep, Cohorts, Silken Shadowy Girls All the damned abracadabra of the Poets Corner, and as gutless as a filleted herring.Ouch Filleted herring mucho malarkey.ackamarackusWatch out for the old ackamarackus The formula the old ____ is common in expressions for swindles and scams If someone gave you the old okey doke or the old flimflam, you got hustled But the old ackamarackus is not just deceptiveits a big, showy production With syllables to spare, ackamarackus is the Broadway musical of BS words.The Oxford English Dictionary defines this rhyming word as Something regarded as pretentious nonsense something intended to deceive humbug A 1954 use in a review from Londons Sunday Times demonstrates the kind of showy, flamboyant stuff associated with the word The story is about an American circus in Germany, a spiv petty criminal who picks up a German floozie, a high diver who marries her, and a dumb giant who brings her wayside flowers This colorful, chaotic combo of characters was summed up by writer Dawn Powell In fact, it is the old circus ackamarackus.If you have something simple and or honest to present, you dont need a lot of bells and whistles, and you certainly dont need the major league ballyhoo that is an ackamarackus.airy fairyThis term originally had to do with real fairieswell, with the real idea of a fairy The first known uses, from the mid 1800s, all have to do with magical, ethereal, or light stuff, such as dresses and music In the 1800s airy fairy also gravitated toward bullshit, probably because the fanciful world of fairies was far removed from the practical business of getting a damn job, you lazy bums.By 1920 you could see examples like D H Lawrences description in Lost Girl of a character with an airy fairy kind of knowledge of the whole affair That kind of expertise is anything but airtight.all gas and gaitersIts fitting that a phrase for nonsense seems to have originated as nonsense terms linked by alliteration and little else.As Michael Quinion of World Wide Words notes, all gas and gaiters first appears in Charles Dickens Nicholas Nickleby and is used by a character who is, to use a technical term, bonkers Even so, the expression had a positive vibe, which informed its early use for any satisfactory or swell state of affairs I see her now I see her now My love, my life, my bride, my peerless beauty She is come at lastat lastand all is gas and gaiters The logic was unclear, but the meaning was not When all is gas and gaiters, everythings cool, fine, dandy, awesome, groovy, etc.As so often happens with seemingly incomprehensible terms, people tried to make sense of all gas and gaitersmainly through interpreting the gaiters, which are protective cloth coverings for the legs As slang expert Jonathon Green notes, the term conjures the image of a pompous, sermonizing and be gaitered bishop Since such men of the cloth also tend to be gasbags, an illogical, random term gained a new meaning and a path to the lexicon of bullshit If youre all gas and gaiters, youre minimum substance with maximum hot air.By 1923 the terms shift to hot air and hokum was complete In 1932 George Bernard Shaw used the idiom with characteristic wit, referring to a poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley as literary gas and gaiters.All Gas and Gaiters was also the name of a 1960s British sitcom That title pretty much meant All Bullshit.all mouth and no trousersIf youre all gas and gaiters, youre all BS If youre all mouth and no trousers, youre good at blabbing but not so good at action You dont back up your words, you noxious ninnyhammer.This idiom is a good example of language evolution The original version was all mouth and trousers That use suggested a horny fellow, trying every pickup line in the book and thinking with his trouser region A use in L P Hartleys 1961 short story collection Two for the River slyly plays on this meaning Its not a bad life Most men are all mouth and trouserswell, I like the trousers best, if you know what I mean.I think I do.Eventually the idiom started taking on the negative form all mouth and no trousers, possibly influenced by all talk and no action The meaning also shiftedaway from lasciviousness to any kind of empty words.Its best not to take this expression to heart If you meet someone whos literally all mouth and no trousers, call the police.all my eye and Betty MartinThis satisfying exclamationwhich Agatha Christie enjoyed and used oftenhas many close relatives Saying My eye is a way of saying Thats bullshit or Oh, come on You can also say My foot or My ass if your exclamatory anatomical preferences are less ocular.The phrase all my eye also means nonsense Though this is a mostly dated expression going back to the late 1700s, it still turns up once in a while, as in this 2012 use in the Irish Times So attractive as it is, that explanation may itself be all my eye When it comes to words, overattractive, neat explanations do tend to be pure poppycock.Which brings us to the dramatic version of this expression All my eye and Betty Martin Translation That is such a huge load of crap I need a two part exclamation to dismiss it Who was Betty Martin No one knows for sure Some think the name was part of a lost Latin prayer, but since the prayer is lost, who knows Others think it was a piece of nautical equipment Maybe she was just a London woman who liked to say All my eye a lot We may never know the true origin, but if you ever meet a Betty Martin, congratulate her on being part of bullshit history.applesauceIts obvious why some words become synonyms for bullshit Horseshit and rubbish arent highly valued, to say the least.But applesauce That origin isnt so clear Maybe this term was influenced by horse apples, a euphemism for horseshit Or maybe applesauce tasted like pure crap to someone, because this has been a synonym for nonsense since at least the 1920s Often it means lies or flattery, as in this example from Ring Lardner Jr.s The Love Nest and Other Stories I wasnt born yesterday and I know apple sauce when I hear it and I bet youve told that to fifty girls.The word can also be used a simple dismissal of something If a friend said, I heard you hate nachos, you could reply, Applesauce as a firm denial Then you could tell your friend to make up for the insult by buying you nachos.babbleThese days there are two main types of babble the prelanguage vocalizations of a baby and the postlanguage bullshit of an adult But the word babble has had a gaggle of meanings over the years, and many are related to too much blah blah.The very first meanings, found in the 1200s, refer to excess chatter, so this word was always close to meaning bullshit By the 1500s that meaning had evolved to include a type of blabbing giving away secret info unintentionally or incautiously.Meanwhile, the word took a detour to the animal kingdom as a word for birdsong, as shown in this 1823 use by Isaac DIsraeli in Knickerbocker magazine When a nest of swallows began to babble he hushed them Apparently, babbling birds can be as unwelcome as yammering dudes A use from over a hundred years later, in Jacob Neusners The Idea of Purity in Ancient Judaism, shows the connection between bird and human babble Just as birds chirp, or babble, so did the common gossip Elsewhere on the food chain, a hound was said to babble if he barked wildly, presumably in a way that didnt help with hunting.Babble was such a successful word for various types of BS, it also became a suffix.The children of babble include ecobabble, econobabble, Euro babble, Franco babble, and technobabble But the most successful such word might be psychobabble, which has been around since the mid 1970s, meaning any lingo or ideas, especially technical or pretentious, from the then booming world of popular psychology If anyone is talking about releasing their inner child, wrestling with their inner demons, feeling their feelings, having their needs met, or getting in touch withwell, anythingpsychobabble is on the march.Inane self help sayings also fit under the umbrella of psychobabble You know the ones those inspiring nuggets of nothingness your worst Facebook friends tend to post Dance like no one is watching Everything happens for a reason No one can hurt you without your permission.On Twitter, TV personality Damien Fahey summed up such psychobabble well Its never your super successful friends posting the inspirational quotes.babooneryPoor baboons Though they are close relatives of humans, their name has long been used in insulting terms that sometimes fall on the bullshit spectrum.In the 1600s the term baboonery had a straightforward meaning a colony of baboons The word then spread to rubbishy art, wild stupidity, and general foolishness.A 2014 comment on an article from Science magazine shows the term isnt extinct Claiming a fixed field would be relative solely to the Earths orbit is not only wrong in ways than one It is complete baboonery.Baboons are noble beasts, but they have never done well at astronomy.baked windThis surprisingly nonflatulent term refers to the kind of breath that has a high temperature and a higher BS quotient hot air.In his 1910 collection Love Sonnets of a Hoodlum, Wallace Irwin offers a damning description of a type of person who is smooth as eels and slick as soap A baked wind expert In other words, a smooth operator and bullshit artist.Conservative humorist P J ORourke used this term in his 1996 book The Enemies List, referring to members and cohorts of the Clinton administration, those simps and ninnies, lava lamp liberals and condo pinks, spoiled twerps, wiffenpoofs, ratchet jawed purveyors of monkey doodle and baked wind.Its no wonder a skilled writer like ORourke digs this term along with the equally charming monkey doodle and wiffenpoof Hot air is boring white bread compared to the vibrant, multigrain wonders of baked wind.balderdashBalderdash was originally an ill advised mixture of beverages, such as beer with wine or beer with milk If youre gagging at the thought, you understand the original meaning of balderdash, which was used throughout the 1600s by frustrated bar patrons.Then, in the second half of the seventeenth century, the word took a turn It began to apply to words that went together as badly as milk and beer Nonsense, tripe, and jibber jabber became balderdash.A quotation from Thomas Babington Macaulays 1849 book The History of England from the Accession of James II captures the meaning of the word I am almost ashamed to quote such nauseous balderdash.So should we all be, Thomas Babington So should we all.balductumBecause it has a Latin ring to it, this word sounds quite serious It would be scary coming out of a doctors mouth However, it thankfully does not name a rare medical condition.Balductum sounds like a mixture of balderdash and bunkum, though it has no direct relationship to either word but it is close in meaning to balderdash This fifteenth century term is another word for a posset, which is a hot drink involving curdled milk and booze, such as ale or wine Yum In the 1500s this word for such swill came to mean bullshit, especially a type of bullshit that involves mismatched stuff thrown together In 1593 Gabriel Harvey used the word in Pierces Supererogation or, A New Prayse of the Old Asse, mocking the stalest dudgen, or absurdest balductum, that they, or their mates can inuent sic Harvey lambasted the dullest clichs or most preposterous fiddle faddle that anyone could pull out of their ass.Just like the original drink, figurative balductum sounded about as appealing as a combo of orange juice, chicken wing sauce, and toothpaste.balls, bollocksThese two words can be found in the exclamatory section of the bullshit menu Both words can mean roughly Damn or Shit but theyre also both frequently used to call bullshit.The word balls came before and inspired bollocks, but they share the same unfortunate meanings testicles and nonsense.Back in 1915, poet Ezra Pound used the older term in a letter to Irish writer James Joyce I am so damn sick of energetic stupidity The strong work balls A 2000 sentence recorded by word guy Jonathon Green should amuse anyone skeptical of graduate school You think you need a huge fucking brain to get a PhD Balls.If you want to be slightly verboseand much Britishuse bollocks, as George Orwell did in 1936 when he discussed a publishing delay caused by all that bollux about libel Another notable writer, Philip Larkin, used the word self deprecatingly in 1940 I suppose my writing is terrible Sod ballocks, anyway.So why are these words for nonsense Are testicles that bad Jonathon Green suggests a connection stemming from an early use of bollocks to refer to a parson Green wonders if the term shifted to nonsense on the premise that sermonizing is, de facto, nonsense Heaven forbid the thought.Greens theory is plausible but not definitive Its probably at least half balls.baloney, phony baloney, phonus balonusBaloney is one of the most common words for bullshit, and as with so many other words, its origin isnt known But there are theories.We do know the Italian town of Bologna produced Bologna sausage Given the inherently suspect nature of sausage, its assumed Bologna became baloney, with bullshitty meat becoming, simply, bullshit.An irreverent lexicon of the seemingly infinite ways we call bullshit, written by a McSweeney s columnist and etymologist, illustrated by a New Yorker contributing cartoonist.What s the difference between balderdash and drivel Where did mumbo jumbo come from How should you use meadow mayonnaise What s felgercarb and which popular TV show coined it There are hundreds of common and rare terms for bullshit in English, including borrowings from German, turn of the century sailors, The Simpsons, and beyond Bullshit is everywhere, but not all of it is created equal Mark Peters s Bullshit A Lexicon is the handy guide to identifying and calling BS in all of its many forms, from bunk and claptrap to applesauce and gobbledygook Packed with historical facts, pop culture tidbits, and definitions for each term, Bullshit is perfect for humor readers, language lovers, and anyone looking to describe life s everyday annoyances. 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    • Bullshit: A Lexicon
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    • Format Kindle
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    • Mark Peters
    • Anglais
    • 05 August 2017

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