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I was thinking today about the term "hogwash", which I would define as an idiomatic term meaning something along the lines of "I disagree so strongly, I suspect you may be lying". This is also the definition I would give to some uses of the word "bullshit"; and it occurred to me that these are both rather agricultural.

Are there any other idiomatic words/phrases which have this same meaning, and if so, do they share the agricultural origins or is that just a coincidence?

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It's hogwash, not *hogswash. The 'S of linkage' features in Hogswatch, but not Hogwarts or hogwash. As for the metaphor, crap is a pretty common metafier; it's so unavoidable and so nasty and so necessary and so personal. It speaks (so to speak) to everyone. Even if they don't live on a farm. Not all bullshit involves bulls. –  John Lawler Jun 12 '13 at 16:39
    
you mean like horsefeathers, poppycock, or balderdash? –  Jim Jun 12 '13 at 16:43
    
@JohnLawler but does hogwash mean crap? I guess I always assumed that it meant something a bit different - the mix of crap and mud and refuse that would come off a pig if you hosed it down. Perhaps I've just misunderstood it all these years - apparently I've been mispronouncing it... –  Azula R. Jun 12 '13 at 16:44
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Just like Eskimos and snow, English and shit. If it contains shit, it is shit; or at least it's close enough for English. –  John Lawler Jun 12 '13 at 16:47
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An old elnglish drink. Sounds like strong stuff. –  Edwin Ashworth Jun 12 '13 at 18:25