Posted by ESC on September 07, 2003
In Reply to: "Bull shit"...where does it come from? posted by Dreama on September 06, 2003
: Im sure all of us have heard someone say "bull shit" at one time or another. But where does "bull shit" come from? Someone let me know... thanx in advance.
It probably comes from someone stepping in it.
Bullsh*t -- the noun meaning lies, nonsense, exaggeration, or flattery; trickery or tomfoolery (usually considered vulgar) has a citation in 1866. "Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang, Volume 1, A-G" by J.E. Lighter, Random House, New York, 1994.