Words at Play : Top 10 Favorite British Words, Vol. 2

#9: Bollocks

Definition:

nonsense

Example:

"You are wrong because your analysis is bollocks. Where did you get the notion that Tunisians and Egyptians have settled and accepted for the junta or old party governments?" – comment on Guardian.co.uk, February 22, 2011

About the Word:

This word is often considered vulgar in British English, so use it with caution. Bollocks comes from the Old English word for "testicles." Oddly, dog's bollocks is a slang term meaning "the best."

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