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Dec 21, 2007
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A.Word.A.Day--jabberwocky

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jabberwocky (JAB-uhr-wok-ee) noun: Meaningless speech or writing.

After Jabberwocky, a nonsense poem by Lewis Carroll which was part of his novel Through the Looking-Glass (1871).

The poem Jabberwocky is filled with made-up words, yet it has been translated into dozens of languages. Not bad for a nonsensical poem. Original, translations.

"To the Steelers, Joey Porter trying to outtalk them would be so much jabberwocky, nonsensical ramblings that cause no impact and only sound foolish."
Alan Robinson; Sound of Silence; Associated Press; Nov 23, 2007.

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An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does the truth become error because nobody will see it. -Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948)

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