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#1 2008-05-20 16:39:53

Craig C Clarke
Registered: 2005-11-19
Posts: 232

garbledygook for gobbledygook

ugh. Spotted this on a page, then lost it. I’m tired. way past my bedtime and I lost the page I was gonna quote. Sorry. Anyway though, I saw this, I swear I did.



#2 2008-05-20 18:53:46

Peter Forster
From: UK
Registered: 2006-09-06
Posts: 869

Re: garbledygook for gobbledygook

You certainly did, Craig, Google’s crawling with them. For me it’s a classic eggcorn but my dialect discriminates clearly between gobble and garble and many US dialects seem, to my ear, not to. Even so, the written form makes it pretty unmistakeable – here’s some examples, and sleep well…

It will use a phrase key from you to encrypt your favorite image into what appears to be pure garbledygook. And, of course, only the supplied phrase can … gimp/teach%20yourself%20gimp%20in%2024%20hours/ch20/20-04.html – 11k – Cached

Clear communication Our advice is never wrapped up in technobabble or garbledygook; we give concise advice that’s direct and to the point. ... – 15k – Cached

So I go through their 4 page registration form, which is plastered in all sorts of legalese garbledygook (yes, that’s a word!), filling in the inordinate … 2007/09/access-to-downloads.html – 53k – Cached

This is not some kind of gibberish, this is not some angel language, like some people like to say it’s just a garbledygook, now if it’s that then how in the …



#3 2008-05-20 19:03:16

Registered: 2006-08-08
Posts: 1455

Re: garbledygook for gobbledygook

Personally, I like the keen imagery of the reshaped expression better than the original. Too bad the original has a literary origin which will probably serve to preserve it.



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