"This is Michigan, for gosh sakes."
From Dictionary.com: To alter or manipulate so as to give a deceptively or superficially improved quality or value (usually followed by up; as in, "to hoke up" something)
From Merriam-Webster.com: To give a contrived, falsely impressive, or hokey quality to something —usually used with up; "hoke up a movie" with lots of action
From TheFreeDictionary.com: To give an impressive but artificial, false, or deceptive quality to: hoked up some phony allegations. [From hokum.]
From TheFreeDictionary.com: Something apparently impressive or legitimate but actually untrue or insincere; nonsense.
From UrbanDictionary.com: Something apparently impressive or legitimate but actually untrue or insincere; nonsense.
To get a better picture of the meaning of the "Hoke", here are some related words:
absurdity, asininity, fatuity, foolery, idiocy,imbecility, inaneness, inanity, insanity, kookiness, lunacy;absurdness, craziness, madness, senselessness, witlessness;hoity-toity, monkey business, monkeyshine(s),shenanigan(s), tomfoolery; gas, hot air, rigmarole (alsorigamarole); double-talk, greek, hocus-pocus
applesauce [slang], balderdash, baloney (alsoboloney), beans, bilge, blah (also blah-blah), blarney,blather, blatherskite, blither, bosh, bull [slang], bunk,bunkum (or buncombe), claptrap, codswallop [British],crapola [slang], crock, drivel, drool, fiddle, fiddle-faddle,fiddlesticks, flannel [British], flapdoodle, folderol (alsofalderal), folly, foolishness, fudge, garbage, guff, hogwash,hokeypokey, hokum, hoodoo, hooey, horsefeathers [slang],humbug, humbuggery, jazz, malarkey (also malarky),moonshine, muck, nerts [slang], nuts, piffle, poppycock,punk, rot, rubbish, senselessness, silliness, slush, stupidity,taradiddle (or tarradiddle), tommyrot, tosh, trash, trumpery,twaddle
the related words and synonyms
and ask yourself, "Is this Michigan Football"?
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