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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: Obscure, pompous, or incomprehensible language, such as bureaucratic jargon.
Coined by Milton A. Smith, assistant general counsel for the US Chamber of Commerce, in 1952. From baffle, perhaps from Scots bauchle (to denounce) + gab, perhaps of imitative origin.
“You might fool Jack with that kind of bafflegab, but it won’t work on me.”
David Tallach; Upperkirkgate; Lulu; 2015.
“Conversations that would once have been conducted behind closed doors or cloaked in diplomatic bafflegab are now out in the open for all to see.”
Peter Shawn Taylor; America’s First Millennial President; Maclean’s (Toronto, Canada); Jan 16, 2017.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again. -Sylvia Plath, poet (27 Oct 1932-1963)