HAVING BEEN MUCH DISCUSSED IN MODERN POLITICS, THOUGH MODERN POLITICS IS A QUICK AND INTEMPERATE MISTRESS
n. — humbug, bunkum, nonsense; a palaver, racket; especially of an event, issue or utterance seen as trivial, inconsequential, or not worthy of consideration
[fm.] origins unknown. [The] first published use, 1924, was from an editorial cartoon by T.A. [“Tad”] Dorgan, who had previously used the word Milarkey as a fictitious place name.
inspiration. did you have to ask?