Bunkum: (n) nonsense
I love this word!
It is so English–like a butler rejecting a delivery of peat moss because it’s unsuitable for the household flowers.
And believe you me, I will find many opportunities to put the word into practice, considering that I habitually listen to the news. So every time I hear a report, rather than lowering myself to the common lingo of “alternative facts” or “counter theories,” I will simply declare it “bunkum.”
- Our present health system: bunkum.
(Join in if you feel so led)
- Leaving people hanging without recourse concerning their immigration status: bunkum.
- Threatening old people that they might have a little less on a check that is already too less: bunkum.
- Shooting missiles and discussing an acceptable number of civilian casualties: bunkum.
- Having grown men and women who are more concerned about Parliamentary procedure than the power of just proceeding: bunkum.
- Having religion as stale as four-day-old chocolate chip cookie and entertainment which tries to make comic book characters full of pathos: bunkum.
Please pardon me. I could go on and on, but then you would eventually look down at the long page of bunkum and probably think to yourself, “A-h-h-h…bunkum.”