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Hokum

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The word refers to an idea or a event that seems to be impressive and real on the surface but is actually nonsensical and silly. It can be commonly used to refer to magic which in most ways is extremely simple and mundane on the inside while magicians give it an extremely colourful depiction on the outside.
 
“Meditation is nothing but Hokum”
Etymology : Ho + kum. Ho comes from hocus – pocus while kum comes from bunkum. Bunkum means nonsense and comes from North Carolina. Hocus – pocus is a word commonly used by magicians and comes from Modern English
Source : Big Bang Theory, Ep. 3.18. 03/22/2010
Last modified: 9 December 2010


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