gobbledygook


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gobbledygook

(ˈgɑblædigʊk)
1. n. nonsense; officialese or government gibberish. They must have a full time staff to dream up all this gobbledygook.
2. n. any mess, especially of food. Do we have the same old gobbledygook tonight?
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Words and phrases were selected by polling select PR people and journalists to get a list of gobbledygook phrases.
Western Mail business editor Sion Barry will also sit on the judging board, which will reveal what they deem to be the worst examples of gobbledygook in the autumn.
Chair of Consumer Focus Wales and panel member, Vivienne Sugar, said: "Consumers need concise, clear advice when it comes to making important financial decisions - not jargon and gobbledygook.
POLITICAL correctness does not just twist the language into gobbledygook.
After a year, I still can't switch off predictive text and nearly everything I send comes out gobbledygook.
Wading through the gobbledygook of the company's official statement, it appears that the changes are being made for reasons of economy (although the expenses of having Eilber commute, even occasionally, between her Los Angeles home and her New York workplace could be considerable) and of fund-raising.
Eventually, this leads Bruce (played as an adult by Christian Bale) to a Chinese prison, where he is discovered by a ninja master (Liam Neeson), a moral relativist named Ducard, who schools his young charge in the martial arts and Zen gobbledygook.
Watson's Gobbledygook is subtitled How Cliches, Sludge and Management-speak are Strangling our Public Language.
The Plain English Campaign is a national independent organisation fighting for crystal-clear language, against jargon, gobbledygook and other confusing language.
Remarkable in that it is written without the gobbledygook or public relations excesses so often seen in documents of this type, the submission hits the nail on the head from the start.
The Federal Information Center was initiated in 1966 to respond to citizen's questions about federal agencies, programs, and services as a part of President Lyndon Johnson's "war on gobbledygook.
The problem is that most browsers in the West are not configured for the Eastern European languages, so Russian text will look like Chinese text: gobbledygook.
It's all part of the gobbledygook of political correctness that stems from an EEC Directive being enacted by our friends at York.
Steve Jenner, of the Plain English Campaign, said: "Management gobbledygook is a complete distraction, partly to try to impress people or make them appear clever when they are not," he said.
Unfortunately, the result of all this gobbledygook is that every family has to pay extra on their fuel bills to support uneconomic energy sources like solar power and wind farms.