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  • Here's what Jordumb heard, as her facial gyrations made abundantly clear: "Technotronics is abba dabba dabba dobie wobie gibble gabble under the earth's gobbledygook."

    Tallulah Morehead: Big Brother 11: Hairy Potter & the Order of the Doofus.

  • As she was one day walking in the outward Court, ruminating on divers impending Occurrences, she saw some Gypsies enter the Gates, who presently approaching, addressed her with their gibble − gabble Cant after their accustomed manner; but she took one of them aside, as if to hear her

    The Lining of the Patch-Work Screen

  • He needed to be away from the watchful eyes, the endless gibble-gabble, the tiresome matchmaking games.

    The Wizard Of London

  • Church, when tottering and emblustricated with the gibble-gabble gibberish of this odious error and heresy, is homocentrically poised.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • Well, it's simple, really: "Gink is a fun made-up word, combining the words gibble and spink, both of which are also made up."


  • Sherlock Holmes Was Wrong by Pierre Bayard: Ceridwen notes: I just read the book and enjoyed it, even the gibble-gabble part about the intermediate world where readers and author meet with the ...

    California Literary Review

  • We see Jamie Foxx doing a good job acting like a schizophrenic, with ups and downs and weird reactions and flashes of genius mixed with gibble-gabble.

    Augusta Free Press

  • Once again, I deplore the all too widespread idea that language should be made uniform; how can anyone resist terms like "gibble-fisted" and "daft as a dicky-docket"?

  • Among thousands of regional variations, Ellis noted 88 different words for left-handed, ranging from "gibble-fisted" to "squivver-handed"; while someone silly might be "hatchy",

  • Partridge aimed at a historical dictionary of all English slang from the beginning of gibble-gabble, and nothing becomes obsolete quicker than slang.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XI No 1


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