In Reply to: Load of bull posted by David FG on June 04, 2008 at 05:03:
: : What's the meaning "the load of bull"? I read it in an article by The Economist "Bears and bulls".
: In everyday use, a 'load of bull' means a load of rubbish - it is short (I believe) for 'bullsh*t'.
: However, as your source was 'The Economist' this is likely to have been a pun on the City's use of 'bull' to mean one who invests in the anticipation of share prices rising: as opposed to a 'bear' who anticipates falls.
Bulls and bears: http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/13/messages/1164.html