Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Galimatias

Meaning: nonsense, gobbledygook

Usefulness: 2 (can be used to describe meetings, lends itself to alliteration)

Logofascination: 1 

In the wild: T.S. Eliot, via the Inky Fool

Degrees: 1

Connections: n/a

Used in: Gargantua and Pantagruel, First Book, Chapter II: The Antidoted Fanfreluches: or, a Galimatia of extravagant Conceits found in an ancient Monument. (This is the first citation for the English occurrence of this word in the OED.)

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