Word of the Week: Jargogle

Meaning: To confuse, bamboozle. To befuddle, to mess up.

As in: I don’t get quantum theory. It utterly jargogles my brain.

Origin: “Jargogle” apparently dates back to 1692, when John Locke used the term in an article for a local publication. In the article, he was sharing his ideas about getting confused by his own ideas; hence, he interjected that he might have jargogled his reader’s thoughts all the same.
“I fear, that the jumbling of those good and plausible  Words in your Head. . . might a little jargogle your Thoughts. . . .”


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