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    What is "BS button"?

    What is "BS button"? I Googled and found "bullshit button" but not sure if they are the same. If "BS button" = "bullshit button," then what does that mean?

    I read that term from the paragraph below:
    "I was born with a very sensitive BS button, and anytime a client presents an advertisement, website,
    TV program, or other presentation that smacks of insincerity, I light up."

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    Re: What is "BS button"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie8 View Post
    What is "BS button"? I Googled and found "bullshit button" but not sure if they are the same. If "BS button" = "bullshit button," then what does that mean?

    I read that term from the paragraph below:
    "I was born with a very sensitive BS button, and anytime a client presents an advertisement, website,
    TV program, or other presentation that smacks of insincerity, I light up."
    I think the example is self-explanatory: "I was born with a very sensitive BS button - it lights up when I detect BS"
    Are you having trouble equating ads, websites and presentations that smack of insincerity as BS?

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    Re: What is "BS button"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I think the example is self-explanatory: "I was born with a very sensitive BS button - it lights up when I detect BS"
    Are you having trouble equating ads, websites and presentations that smack of insincerity as BS?
    A "BS button" in that context would be a personal characteristic that can easily sense when something is not completely true or, as in your example, is "insincere". "Bulls***" is a common, vulgar reference to something someone believes to be untrue.

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    Re: What is "BS button"?

    Incidentally, I don't know how current the phrase 'BS button' is. It obviously, given the context, means what Raymott has said. But 'BS guage/meter/sensor/antenna...' would make more sense.

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    Re: What is "BS button"?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Incidentally, I don't know how current the phrase 'BS button' is. It obviously, given the context, means what Raymott has said. But 'BS guage/meter/sensor/antenna...' would make more sense.

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    I guess it comes from, "She knows how to push my buttons" and similar phrases. Hence one of our buttons is a BS button.

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    Re: What is "BS button"?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Incidentally, I don't know how current the phrase 'BS button' is. It obviously, given the context, means what Raymott has said. But 'BS guage/meter/sensor/antenna...' would make more sense.

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    "BS detector" would be my phrase.

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    Re: What is "BS button"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I guess it comes from, "She knows how to push my buttons" and similar phrases. Hence one of our buttons is a BS button.
    Very probably, it seems to me. The detector is wired to the button and makes it light up - as on a pin-ball machine.

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    Re: What is "BS button"?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Very probably, it seems to me. The detector is wired to the button and makes it light up - as on a pin-ball machine.

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    Here's a link. It's free.

    http://bit.ly/iTunesBSButton

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