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Re: hogwash® rules(?) [Re: tsuwm] #167934
05/01/07 11:20 AM
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Does 'wash' mean 'waste' , in hogwash?

To wash the hog I understood as ' to do a job ', that's what a saying: 'washing the hog' means here.

Let me wash this hog means : Let me do this job.
It felt like an encouragement to join that game. (--- yes, they are horrifying, but.....)

Re: hogwash® rules(?) [Re: BranShea] #167937
05/01/07 12:16 PM
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from OneLook:

Quote:
hogwash
noun: unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)


though I like Encarta's better: (especially definition 1)

Quote:
hog·wash

noun
Definition:

1. nonsense: worthless stuff or nonsense ( informal )
What a pile of hogwash!

2. pigswill: leftovers of food that are given to hogs to eat

Re: hogwash® rules(?) [Re: BranShea] #167940
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Originally Posted By: BranShea
Does 'wash' mean 'waste' , in hogwash?

To wash the hog I understood as ' to do a job ', that's what a saying: 'washing the hog' means here.

Let me wash this hog means : Let me do this job.
It felt like an encouragement to join that game. (--- yes, they are horrifying, but.....)


Well, hogwash could also be expressed as 'bullshit.' What's the Dutch for that?

Re: hogwash® rules(?) [Re: AnnaStrophic] #167945
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' bullshit '

We have adopted the word in its original glory.

Last edited by BranShea; 05/01/07 02:00 PM.
Re: hogwash® rules(?) [Re: BranShea] #178159
07/15/08 05:37 AM
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what is hogwash?

Last edited by Sneha Barve; 07/15/08 05:37 AM.
Re: hogwash® rules(?) [Re: Sneha Barve] #178160
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 Originally Posted By: Sneha Barve
what is hogwash?

It's a game we play here. Before coming here I had not heard it called Hogwash but knew it simply as 'the dictionary game.' One person chooses a word from the dictionary that they think no one will know the meaning of, and then everyone else makes up spurious definitions (known as 'daffynitions'). All the pretend definitions and the real one are read out, and people vote for which they think is the real one. If someone votes for yours you get points, if no one votes for the real one, the person submitting that (known in this version of the game as the hogmaster, gets more points. If yu guess the right definition, you get a point (or two, or something).

Re: hogwash® rules(?) [Re: The Pook] #186310
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Thanks, pook, for making it far more clear than the previous
three pages.


----please, draw me a sheep----
Re: hogwash® rules(?) [Re: LukeJavan8] #186311
08/04/09 05:58 PM
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Ha! Now that you've understood it you can VOTE (and if by chance you happen to vote for mine you get 3 points 'hors concours' + .... ( just bribing ) laugh

Re: hogwash® rules(?) [Re: BranShea] #191596
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Wow, yes thanks Pook for clearing that up!

Last edited by Diamond Gayle; 06/18/10 10:07 AM.
Re: hogwash® rules(?) [Re: Diamond Gayle] #191601
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Welcome!


----please, draw me a sheep----
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