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a lot of bunk

Nonsense or insincerity. Bunk is an abbreviation of the Americanism "bunkum," meaning insincere, empty talk, or disingenuous political talk meant merely to please a target audience. Primarily heard in US. In my opinion, most of what a politician promises during a campaign is just a lot of bunk.
See also: bunk, lot, of

a load of bunk

Nonsense or insincerity. Bunk is an abbreviation of the Americanism "bunkum," meaning insincere, empty talk, or disingenuous political talk meant merely to please a target audience. Primarily heard in US. The plumber said it would cost $800 to fix the toilet? What a load of bunk!
See also: bunk, load, of

bunkum

and buncombe (ˈbəŋkəm)
n. nonsense. That’s just plain bunkum! Your Honor, counselor’s airbrained buncombe is an insult to the court. I object!
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O ran glanweithdra, ron i''n camu''n ol rhyw ganrif bob tro ron i''n agor drws y Byncar Bunkum.
REALITY shows such as Bigg Boss are often entertaining simply for the pure bunkum that passes off as a halfway coherent thought process.
It's such publicity bunkum to describe someone as "unique" and is so often applied to artists who are clearly no more than thinly-disguised imitators of what has gone before, that to be confronted by a singer who sounds, phrases and writes like a true original is both compelling and invigorating.
Mourinho's pre-match assertion that fatigue would play a part in the outcome of tie proved to be another well-crafted piece of psychological bunkum as Chelsea's players matched their opponents in every department, Cole hitting Liverpool with the killer blow just before the half-hour mark.
As for the story that Joe lost a bout because the other boxer's dad was the ref - bunkum.
And third, that if the above improvements were made, then trainers would not have to read the published red paper in the 'one box per runner' instruction, which was probably the worst piece of written bunkum ever to come out of our racing authority.
No matter whether it really works or if it is a pile of bunkum this was an interesting book.
Her fabled ``Remembering'' columns are a hash of bunkum and hyperbole.
Eminent British doctors say the whole idea is bunkum, however.
A colourful, fast-paced load of bunkum, the movie is good fun.
This new adventure sees Stephen Fry - voicing your ever-attentive narrator - and Hugh Laurie as good-guy-gone-bad Newton who's soon possessed by three evil titans intent on destroying the world of Bunkum by sapping it of all creativity.
Solskjaer has taken a risk but the idea that he has let down the managerial fraternity by taking the job is absolute bunkum.
Using "commercial sensitivity" as an excuse to withhold information is bunkum.
DON'T be fooled by all this bunkum from David Cameron and George Osborne about publishing the tax returns of Cabinet ministers.
FILMED in the faux documentary style, The Last Exorcism follows a fourth generation evangelical preacher as he attempts to expose exorcism as pure bunkum.