[lit-ideas] Re: The Song of the Turkey (Was: Gobbledygook)

  • From: Jlsperanza@xxxxxxx
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2004 13:31:42 EDT

Eric Yost, of New York, writes:
>Gobbledegook is, as JL posted, like turkey gobbling, nonsensical  gibberish, 
>that cannot be decoded or inferred.

-- by humans. 
It's pretty decodable by the turkey-hen, for which the 'gobbledygook' is,  it 
should be noted, primarily intended (cf. 'barbarian', 'barbaric'). 
Interestingly, _The Guide to American Birds_ reads, "meleagris gallopavo,  
      "[The gobbledygook] may be heard up a mile  away 
      and _is easily imitated_, with bird  often responding to it."

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