Verb trans. – “To confuse, jumble” – First of all this word is just fun to say in its various forms. John Locke used the word in a 1692 publication, writing “I fear, that the jumbling of those good and plausible Words in your Head..might a little jargogle your Thoughts…”

I’m planning to use this one next time someone attempts to explain the Matrix Movie plots: “Seriously, I don’t need you to further jargogle my brain.”


Adj. – “Dismal” – This adjective is from Scots and may be derived from an old Irish word that refers to the wrinkling of one’s brow. An 1826 example of its use is “He looketh malagrugorous and world-wearied.”

Imagine making the word into a noun: “Stop being such a malagrug!”


Noun – “A fool, simpleton, noodle, blockhead”

No explanations required, bet you already have someone in mind who fits the description?

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