gobbledygook gobbledygook  /ˌɡɑ bəl di ˈɡʊk/

Definition(s):

  • (n) incomprehensible or pompous jargon of specialists

Usage(s):

  1. By substituting chatty, humorous prose for the usual gobbledygook, Mason proved that he was the man the President thought.
  2. In fact, gobbledygook and nice-Nellyism still extend as far as the ear can hear.
  3. The result is visual gobbledygook.

News

  • Pat Robertson Calls on Followers to 'Rise Up' Against Obamacare (Video)

    Pat Robertson told his viewers on the "700 Club" today to "rise up" against Obamacare, which Robertson described as “2600, 2700 pages of gobbledygook.” Some of that supposed “gobbledygook” that Robertson dismissed include not allowing insurance companies to use pre-existing conditions as a reason to deny health coverage, allowing children to stay on their parents' health care plan until age 25 ...
    on July 10, 2013     Source: Opposing Views

Quotes

  1. "Anybody that deals with government, myself included, you hear people throw out these acronyms and this government gobbledygook," Crist said. "It's very difficult to understand and I've always sort of had this sense that there's an arrogance...
    on Jan 3, 2007 By: Charlie Crist Source: Gainesville Sun

  2. "To the ordinary guy, all this is a bunch of gobbledygook," HR Haldeman told Nixon on June 14. "But out of the gobbledygook comes a very clear thing: you can't trust the government; you can't believe what they say; and you can't rely on their...
    on Jun 23, 2005 By: HR Haldeman Source: Dissident Voice

  3. State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said Friday that VA officials are offering "disingenuous double talk and bureaucratic gobbledygook" in response to concerns voiced earlier this month by his office and Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz.
    on Jul 18, 2008 By: Richard Blumenthal Source: Hartford Courant

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