gobbledygook


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gobbledygook

1. Nonsense, often that which contains jargon. His explanation is full of gobbledygook and doesn't actually answer the question. Hoo boy, I've got 24 pages of legal gobbledygook to fill out—lucky me.
2. A jumble or mess of something, often food. What is this gobbledygook that the lunch lady slapped on my plate?

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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Sometimes we slip into gobbledygook when we're trying to soften the message.
His site, BuzzWhack, attacks corporate and government gobbledygook head-on -- with everything from definitions to caustic comments, starting with his definition of "buzzword" itself as an "important-sounding word or phrase used primarily to impress laypersons.
If you suspect that contract is gobbledygook, then it just might be, warns Bethan Darwin
The Tuffy Stories contain seven individual tales and The Gobbledygook includes three stories, with the idea being children can be told a different story each day to avoid repetition if there are few books on the ward.
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It's easy to dismiss this as corporate gobbledygook - but is there substance to it?
For every report which he can quote to support the existence of global warming I can produce one in contradiction, which is why I in my earlier letter I described the situation as gobbledygook.
A migraine was later blamed for the presenter talking gobbledygook, and I sent my Beeb colleague a wee text, which read: "Soon well get.
Plain English Campaign's Marie Clair added: "It may sound clever to the writer, but it's gobbledygook to the reader.
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.
From the comments that have been made, both verbal and written, it appears that gobbledygook is a much larger problem than I had realized.
Cllr Dunning blames the Government for the gobbledygook on the Redcar & Cleveland Council website, saying it is the Government that sets down the guidance for information on council websites.
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.