Results 1 to 3 of 3
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Bulgarian
      • Home Country:
      • Bulgaria
      • Current Location:
      • Bulgaria

    • Join Date: Sep 2007
    • Posts: 5,000
    #1

    gobbledegook

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether the term in bold in the following sentences is a common occurrence in your area?

    Gorbachev rejected the Kremlin gobbledygook and talked to the people in a normal human language.

    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 judgment.

    gobbledygook = incomprehensible or pompous jargon of specialists

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Last edited by vil; 14-Jul-2010 at 15:34.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 24,492
    #2

    Re: gobbledegook

    Hi, Vil,

    The word is well understood in my locality.

    Rover

  1. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,843
    #3

    Re: gobbledegook

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Hi, Vil,

    The word is well understood in my locality.

    Rover
    Same for me (south of England).

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •