Thursday, 21 April 2011

Word of the Day #5

mumbo jumbo - \ MUHM-boh JUHM-boh \  , noun;  <--- In case you're a moron.

1.  Senseless or pretentious language, usually designed to obscure an issue, confuse a listener, or the like.
2.  Meaningless incantation or ritual.
3.  An object of superstitious awe or reverence.
Though the popular impression is that mumbo jumbo  derives from an African language of the Niger region, this supposition is unproven, and the term's origin is uncertain.
Example - Most policians speak mumbo jumbo so as to take away from the real issues.


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