Friends have commented that I use the word bullshit too much, especially on the Channel 4 post here. Indeed, I find unright speech the hardest thing to take sil from. That said, I really can’t think of a good synonym for bullshit.
I was trying to edit the Channel 4 review for print and I had to take the swears out. Which were a lot. Some were unnecessary, but bullshit was. What else do you call it?
Nonsense? But BS isn’t just nonsense, a child can speak nonsense. BS is deceptive, intentional nonsense.
Dishonesty? Sorta. But bullshit isn’t quite lying either. A person can BS and believe it. If it is lying, it’s a particular type and tone.
Bunkum? More accurate, but hard to say without a bowler hat. Same for bullpuckey. Or balderdash.
Those are all the synonyms for bullshit I can think of. So till I find something better, I’ll guess I’ll have to call bullshit bullshit.