Authors' Note: The disparaging term gobbledegook was first used in 1944 by a Texas politician named Maverick (scion of the original staunchly independent thinker). Its meaning — pompous, overinflated language — is equivalent to bafflegab, a term that was actually invented a few years later. These expressions, employing repetition of sounds, have a musical and amusing quality, but only their close cousin clap-trap (empty verbiage, nonsense) would qualify as a reduplication.
Authors' Note: Readers might also enjoy the authors' verses dealing with the epicurean hippy, the prosthetic hipster, the Congolese hippodrome, hip replacement, and the hippocampus.
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