From "BOgus" (fake, false, faux) + "-OSITY" (humorous suffix, compare "Heaviosity" at this site):
1. The quality of something that is manifestly false (or bogus)
2. Something contrived, or patently false, designed to project a pleasing image or message through the media (newspapers, TV news, etc).
3. A polite way to say "bullshit," when the situation calls for something a little milder.
(Speaking of politicians who project a "folksy" manner when they themselves are not of humble beginnings):
"But alas, judgments about who's faking it are left primarily to what we might call (for the imposed lack of a more familiar but less printable term)* the bogosity detectors of the American people."
Meghan Daum, L.A. Times columnist, August 12, 2011 (printed in Chicago Tribune).
* She means "Bullshit."
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