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bun·kum

also bun·combe  (bŭng′kəm)
n.
Empty or insincere talk; claptrap.

[After Buncombe, a county of western North Carolina, from a remark made around 1820 by its congressman, who felt obligated to give a dull speech "for Buncombe".]

bunkum

(ˈbʌŋkəm) or

buncombe

n
1. empty talk; nonsense
2. chiefly US empty or insincere speechmaking by a politician to please voters or gain publicity
[C19: after Buncombe, a county in North Carolina, alluded to in an inane speech by its Congressional representative Felix Walker (about 1820)]

bun•kum

or bun•combe

(ˈbʌŋ kəm)

n.
1. insincere speechmaking by a politician intended merely to please local constituents.
2. insincere talk; claptrap; humbug.
[after speech in 16th Congress, 1819–21, by French. Walker, who said he was bound to speak for Buncombe (N.C. county in district he represented)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bunkum - unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)
dogshit, horseshit, Irish bull, bullshit, crap, shit, bull - obscene words for unacceptable behavior; "I put up with a lot of bullshit from that jerk"; "what he said was mostly bull"
drivel, garbage - a worthless message

bunkum

also buncombe
noun
Translations

bunkum

[ˈbʌŋkəm] Nbobadas fpl

bunkum

[ˈbʌŋkəm] n (= balderdash) → foutaises fpl , foutaise f

bunkum

n (inf)Blödsinn m, → Quatsch m (inf)

bunkum

[ˈbʌŋkəm] n (fam) → scempiaggini fpl
References in classic literature ?
He waited until the place had become absolutely silent and expectant, then he delivered his deadliest shot; delivered it with ice-cold seriousness and deliberation, with a significant emphasis upon the closing words: he said he believed that the reward offered for the lost knife was humbug and bunkum, and that its owner would know where to find it whenever he should have occasion TO ASSASSINATE SOMEBODY.
She added: "This is not new, it is not a revelation - it's a load of bunkum.
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Personally I believe this to be bunkum, a smokescreen to both justify the zoos and protect their income.
MANY people think communication with the dead is bunkum, but I've had some pretty compelling evidence myself and I'll leave the sceptical debate for another time.
Well, the answer has nothing to do with Voodoo, or tarot cards or special birth signs or any of that bunkum, and it is all just a simple matter of probability.
CTS's proposed transfer location is located on a five-acre parcel on the southwest corner of the intersection of Bunkum Road and the Harding Ditch, which is within Caseyville's municipal boundaries.
Bunk is most likely short for bunkum or buncombe, meaning "insincere or foolish talk, nonsense.
It was bunkum, full of promises the Tories won't fulfil, stuffed with the Tories' ideology of cutting down the state sector and attacking the poorest people in this country (who were not to blame for the recession), and crammed with lots of pay-offs for their rich friends, alongside a few crumbs for the arts and road campaigners.
If not on the grounds that it was total bunkum, then probably on the basis that it was a wind-up.
That is bunkum and runs absolutely contradictory to scientific and social teachings.