Word of the Day

Screen Shot 2019-01-17 at 13.21.55.pnggobbledygook (n.)

also gobbledegook, “the overinvolved, pompous talk of officialdom”, or “language that is meaningless or is made unintelligible by excessive use of abstruse technical terms”, or plain and simple, “nonsense”.Dating from 1944, the word was first used by Texas politician Maury Maverick (1895-1954), chairman of U.S. Smaller War Plants Corporation during World War II, in a memo dated March 30, 1944, banning “gobbledygook language”. Maverick said he made up the word in imitation of turkey noise.