Today for the #AtoZChallenge I'd like to talk about an awesome word...
G is for Gobbledygook
According to Webster, gobbledygook means wordy and hard to understand because of all the complicated language and jargon used. In other words, complete nonsense because of all the big words.
For Writers: Cutting the Gobbledygook
Writing about complicated issue and concepts – while important – can sometimes result in a manuscript full of gobbledygook. Here are some ways to avoid confusing the (young) reader:
For Readers: Books with Gobbledygook (that you can totally understand)
While gobbledygook usually creates confusion, some picture books utilize nonsense to convey ideas in an interesting way. Here are a few examples:
Links (and apology)
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Here are the books I mentioned:
Here is the video from the Tampa Bay Times I mentioned
Other resources and further reading
And of course...
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