Ancestry24 Careers24 Entertainment Fin24 Food24 Health24 Kalahari.net Mobile News24 Property24 Weather24 Wheels24 Women24 Sport24
Answerit

Resolved Question

Where did the saying bullshit come from?

Sorry for my question about Brazil Nuts - it was misinformed

But please answer the KAK question
48 mths ago

Best Answer

wherever it came from have found many appropraite instances to apply it to!!! But think it came from farmer brown when he found the his bull had crapped in his hen hok and proclaimed.."Bullshit!"

48 mths ago

Answers -

Bullshit (also bullcrap, bullplop, bullbutter, horseshit, bovine stool) 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. 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. Most commonly, it is used in connection with incorrect, misleading, or false language and statements. 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. In philosophy, Harry Frankfurt, among others, analysed the concept of bullshit as related to but distinct from lying.

Source: Wikipedia

48 mths ago

Another one, who said never bullshit a bullshitter? Spoken by Donald Sutherland as Flan Kittredge in the 1993 movie Six Degrees Of Separation.

48 mths ago

"Bull", meaning nonsense, dates from the 17th century, while the term "bullshit" has been used as early as 1915 in American slang, and came into popular usage only during World War II. The word "bull" itself may have derived from the Old French boul meaning "fraud, deceit" (Oxford English Dictionary). 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 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.-- ............ GOODNESS, I thought the man was a GENTLEMAN!! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullshit

48 mths ago

too much for me, i just like using the word

48 mths ago

It comes from running through a field, then being confronted by a large bull. You turn around and start running with your pants on fire, bull breathing down your neck....you shit in your pants = bullshit!

48 mths ago

Answer more Questions in Poetry & Literature

Browse more Questions in Poetry & Literature

Vote for more Answers in Poetry & Literature