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Steve Welch, executive head chef at 1879 Events Management, says: "Our Sounds of Summer food and music nights proved a great success last year and we are delighted to have The Hokum Hotshots on board again.
It is similar to AH-64 Apache, Mi-28 Havoc, Ka-50 Hokum.
The fourth chapter, "The Rocks," dives into boogie music and its characteristic walking bass line, tracing back to ragtime music through big band jazz and hokum song.
So the Glasgow band's album Hokum may sound frayed round the edges but there's more soul in it than all the X Factor circus.
But again, referencing a bunch of legal hokum on your Facebook profile will have absolutely no effect on what Facebook can and cannot do with your information, the report said.
Or "nonsense": eyewash, poppycock, claptrap, drivel, gibberish, gobbledegook, rot, hogwash, flapdoodle, bosh, bunkum, hokum, bilge, balderdash, twaddle, tommyrot, rubbish, garbage, pishtosh, humbug, and fiddle-laddie.
It's hokum, but readable hokum, and no doubt there will be at least one sequel.
The whole thing is hokum, but it's enjoyable hokum.
As for the ass, this will be replaced by a European commissioner, ostensibly there to pay homage to the infant; however, with typical political chicanery this will be hokum, the truth being he will be there to put the bite on the bankers for a mega-loan so that we "Europeans" (forget Cameron and his bosses) can continue to pursue "the American nightmare".
However, it works rather well in this new slot; viewers are far more likely to accept hokum if screened later in the evening it seems.
It's the kind of hokum that would pass an undemanding evening pleasantly and pointlessly enough in the comfort of your own home.
HASHEMITE HOKUM (The Wall Street Journal, New York)
I know I'm not the only one who's considered the whole Rocky thing a big load of urban hokum since the series began three decades ago.
Though watchable enough, this is Hollywood hokum at its dumbest and rather a waste of energy whichever way you look at it.
Similarly, Patterson has omitted the fact that Hughes's famous 1926 essay, "The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain," grounded in the notion that black art was not only propagandistic but also was subversively folk-based in being so, was his answer to the conservatism of George Schuyler's "The Negro-Art Hokum," Hughes's text appearing in The Nation the week after Schuyler's.