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I've recently watched a movie and in the synopsis it said "The history, politics, pleasure, and BS of wine told through opening ten very different bottles." What does BS mean? I searched the net and it says that there are 170 plus definitions for BS ;)
The most common meaning of "BS" is "bullshit" - a somewhat offensive word you shouldn't use unless you're very sure of who you're speaking to. If the movie is remotely amusing or sarcastic, then I think that's what "BS" means in the synopsis. If it's a perfectly serious film about wine, then there must be another intended definition.
I kind of thought that it might be "bulls*t", but was surprised to see it in the synopsis on imdb.com http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5161502/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Now I'm wondering whether it's just someone's personal (not an official) synopsis. The movie is a serious documentary about wine industry, so not really one that would warrant vulgar wording in the synopsis.
Some of the synopses on imdb are written from a "personal opinion" point of view and some come direct from the filmmakers. If you scroll down to the User Reviews, you will see that someone who watched the film (and is a sommelier) underlines the fact the wine business is based on a lot of BS!
Thanks emsr2d2! You confirmed my suspicion that the synopsis might have been written by an individual vs the producing company.
I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.