Meaning of Bullshit

In English, there are many vulgar or obscene words that are considered inappropriate to speak of in polite company. In fact, this is the case in most languages. This must be a statement of human nature, which requires so many obscene words in our languages. Needless to say, bullshit is yet another obscene word.

Bullshit is also often said as ‘bullcrap’. It may further be shortened to just ‘bull’ or to an initial “BS.” The term is used to indicate nonsense, that is untrue talk or writing. In British English, “bollocks” is a comparable expletive.

The term “bullshit’ is commonly used as a response to communication or actions that are viewed as deceiving, misleading, disingenuous, or false. The phrase can be used as a noun, or as a verb. For example: “This is bullshit.” Or “Are you bullshitting me?” Both the sentences indicate that the subject is saying something that is not true and is meant to deceive. Bullshit refers to something that is spoken insincerely and without regard for facts or truths.

Additionally, like many expletives, ‘bullshit’ can be used as an interjection or as many other parts of speech, and can carry a wide variety of meanings. Such as, it can also refer to obscene words or behavior that is considered unacceptable: For example: I am not going to out up with his bullshit anymore.

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