Bullshit

Bullshit

A Lexicon

Book - 2015
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An irreverent lexicon of the seemingly infinite ways we call bullshit, written by a McSweeney's and Salon columnist and etymologist, illustrated by a New Yorker-contributing cartoonist. What's the difference between balderdash and drivel? Where did "rubbish" originate from? How should you use "meadow mayonnaise" ? What's a "felgercarb" and which popular TV show invented it? Every language in the world (fictional or otherwise) has a term for bullshit. Whether it's lamenting an injustice or calling someone out on their crap, bullshit is everywhere, but not all of it is created equal. Mark Peters' 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: A Lexicon is perfect for humor readers, language lovers, and anyone looking to describe life's everyday annoyances.
Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781101904534
1101904534
9781101904541
Characteristics: pages cm

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Mitzi352
Oct 03, 2016

Many of the comments the author made about each word were just as humorous as some of the words. Sometimes even funnier. My idea was to respond to telemarketers with: "Sounds like a lot of fiddle faddle to me. What kind of horse hockey are you selling?"

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paul1
Jan 30, 2016

Bullshit: a Lexicon seems like a reference book if you're looking to spice up your vocabulary. It gives a plethora of words or phrases that can be used in place of the old "That's B.S." Might I suggest heckling a governmental speech with the counterpoint "That's forty yards of political prune juice and platitude."

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