What is "BS button"?

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