1. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    I think that initially the word can be a problem, but it's also an opportunity to explain what you are about. "Mythbuster" really suggests even more prejudging.
     
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  2. NoParty

    NoParty Senior Member

    Personally, I haven't used the term since the '80s when the army employed me to help dismantle
    some shoddily constructed bunkers in Alabama (“...not intended to be a factual statement...”)


    But I was reminded of the wonderful origin of the term when--in honor of Tuesday's election--I re-watched
    the classic Daily Show bit (http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/dxhtvk/suppressing-the-vote) about voter ID...
    with the legendary Don Yelton from Buncombe County, North Carolina...the place so silly that
    (buncombe = bunkum =) "bunk" is it's gift to the world.
     
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  3. JDubyah

    JDubyah Member

    But didn't she want to talk to you to expose you as a paid shill? :)
     
  4. Hama Neggs

    Hama Neggs Senior Member

    I think about any term we use will become tainted by the association people make with others challenging their claims. Even "skeptic" has taken on negative connotations.
     
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