According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, the verb form of hoax is defined as “to trick into believing or accepting as genuine something false and often preposterous”. The noun form has two definitions “1 : an act intended to trick or dupe 2 : something accepted or established by fraud or fabrication”.
In Boston yesterday some advertising signs were finally noticed by officials after having been around town for weeks and the fools thought they were bombs. The media and public officials have been calling it a hoax but this is clearly incorrect. They were advertising signs not fake bombs designed to hoax the Boston city and Massachusetts state officials.
Frankly I’m amazed at the stupidity of the media and public officials. The first moment I saw one of the alleged bombs on TV
(picture below) I recognized it as a lighted advertising sign. Since I happen to be an Adult Swim viewer (Moral Orel is fantastic!), I also noticed right away that it was an Aqua Teen Hunger Force character.