Month: November 2015

hogwash

The word comes from British English and means: nonsense, rubbish, bosh, humbug, tommyrot, tripe, drivel, codswallop, poppycock, bollocks (another Britishism), bullshit, bunk, balderdash, horsefeathers, or any worthless stuff. It also means, of course, refuse given to hogs as food. It originated around the mid-15th century, combining two words, hog and wash, and described ‘kitchen swill for pigs.’ By 1712, hogwash…

piss up a rope

This phrase popped into my head the other day and I realized that I haven’t heard it for years and years. There are two meanings or interpretations of it: 1) a futile act  2) a not-so-delicate  way of asking someone to go away. The way I remember it being used was with the latter meaning. It is similar to some…