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flapdoodle

For your weekly dose of literary illumination, I offer you:

Flapdoodle, which refers to anything one might consider nonsense, drivel, gibberish, or gobbledygook.

As in: “Did you read MaryJane’s latest post? Apparently, some snooty scientists are claiming that sarcasm is an indicator of creativity. Do you believe it? Pure flapdoodle!”

A Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear, 1875 via Wikimedia Commons

Not to be confused with either of these:

  • Jiggery-pokery, which means trickery, hocus-pocus, fraud, or humbug
  • Bafflegab, meaning generally unintelligible jargon

But pretty much interchangeable with either of these:

  • Flumadiddle
  • Bosh

Utter at will!

sarcasm and creativity

If I say,

“Sarcasm is a reflection of a person’s creativity,”

and you reply,

“Oh, really? I didn’t know that from years of personal experience,”

then you’ll appreciate this entry.

If, however, you’re more inclined to dismiss this statement as flapdoodle (stay tuned tomorrow to see what that’s all about),

then you’ll probably just want to stop reading … here.

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