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Bollocks T-Shirt

Bollocks T-Shirt

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Bollocks T-Shirt

Bollocks
Meaning "nonsense"
It has been suggested that bollocks came to have its modern meaning of "nonsense" because clergymen were
notorious for talking nonsense during their sermons.

Negative uses
"Talking bollocks" and "Bollockspeak"
"Talking bollocks" generally means talking nonsense or bullshit, for example: "Don't listen to him, he's talking
bollocks", or "...talking absolute bollocks". Another example is "I told Seamus that he was talking bollocks,
that he was full of shit and that his opinions were a pile of piss.

A "bollocks" (singular noun)
Comparable to cock-up, screw-up, balls-up, etc. Used with the indefinite article, it means a disaster, a mess
or a failure. It is often used pejoratively, as in to have "made a bollocks out of it", generally used in Ireland.

Bollocks (transitive verb)
To bollocks something up means "to mess something up". It refers to a botched job: "Well, you bollocksed it
up that time, Your Majesty!" or "Bollocksed up at work again, I fear.

Bollocking (Noun)
A "bollocking" usually denotes a robust verbal chastisement for something which one has done (or not done,
as the case may be), for instance: "I didn't do my homework and got a right bollocking off Mr Smith", or "A
nurse was assisting at an appendix operation when she shouldn't have been...and the surgeon got a bollocking".


Bollocking (Adjective)
Also used as a reinforcing adjective: "He hasn't a bollocking clue!" or "Where's me bollocking car?"

"Bollock cold", "freeze (or work) one's bollocks off"
Bollock cold means very cold indeed. "It's bollock cold outside". To "work ones bollocks off" is to work very hard.

Bollocks (singular noun)
In Ireland, "bollocks", "ballocks" or "bollox" can be used as a singular noun to mean a despicable or notorious
person, for instance: "Who's the old ballocks you were talking to?", or conversely as a very informal term of
endearment: "Ah Ted, ye big bollocks, let's go and have a pint!". In Dublin it can be spelled "Bollix".

Exhausted: "I couldn't sleep at all last night, I'm completely bollocksed!"
Broken: "My foot pump is bollocksed." An extreme state of inebriation or drug-induced stupor: "Last night I got
completely bollocksed". Hungover (or equivalent): "I drank two bottles of gin last night, I'm completely
bollocksed". Made a mistake: "I tried to draw that landscape, but I bollocksed it up". The phrase "bollocksed up"
means to be in a botched, bungled, confused or disarrayed state. He "managed to bollix up the whole project."

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