What bullshit is my mom talking?
January 21, 2014 3:44 PM Subscribe
I was talking to my mom last night and at one point in the conversation, she wanted to call something bullshit, but she is extremely opposed to swearing, so she used a euphemism instead. It was so funny that my partner and I both burst out laughing when she said it, but neither of us can remember it now. Help me identify it!
posted by Neely O'Hara to Grab Bag (26 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
What I do remember about the phrase:
-It absolutely was a compound noun with the abbreviation BS; she didn't use a euphemism like "bullpucky" or "horsefeathers".
-It was absolutely as church-lady and G-rated as "horsefeathers". She regularly uses phrases like "H-E-double-hockey-sticks" and "fiddlesticks".
-I think the B word in the compound noun was an animal, perhaps even bull, but I'm not 100%.
-I'm not sure if she used an existing euphemism, or just made it up on the fly.
(I know I could just ask her, but I'm not sure she would remember, and I don't want her to think I'm making fun of her. Which I'm not! I think my Mary Poppins-mouthed mom is adorable.)