TIL that “bull,” meaning falsehood or nonsense, predates “bullshit” by centuries, and has no etymological connection to the word for male cattle. by whatilearned January 28, 2022, 7:20 am Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullshit#Etymology What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote bullbullshitcattlecenturiesconnectionetymologicalfalsehoodmalemeaningnonsensepredatesTILToday I learnedword See more Previous article I need to fuck a dragon Next article “It was terrible,” moaned John upon entering the classroom a half hour late. 4 Comments Leave a Reply I’m calling bull on this one Log in to Reply More information on the etymologies of “bull” at [Wiktionary](https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/bull#Etymology_3): 1. The animal. From proto-Germanic **bulô* 2. A Papal bull, or a seal on a document. From Latin *bulle*, meaning bubble. 3. Falsehood or nonsense. Uncertain origin, possibly from Old French. Log in to Reply Bollocks! Log in to Reply Poppycock! Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.