A Book of Bull

Bullshit. We’ve all heard plenty of it, and likely spewed a fair bit of it ourselves. Contemplating the origin of a word that has many derivatives currently in use, Bullshit: A Lexicon by Mark Peters offers an entertaining and informative history of “bullshit.”

Alphabetically running through the various words that have been used in place of “bullshit,” Peters explores, in an honest and humorous fashion, the origin of the word and the numerous other words that we use as synonyms. Many variations are familiar, but there are other variations that are lesser known, which is educational.

With pages filled with humorous sketches of some “bullshit” synonyms and the personal tone to the writing, Bullshit was an entertaining read that also enlightened. The commentary accompanying each entry was extraordinarily up-to-date, helping to place this lexicon solidly in our era.

Overall, I’d give it 5 out of 5 stars.

*I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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