05 May 2007


ver·big·er·a·tion (vər-bij'ə-rā'shən)
n. Obsessive repetition of meaningless words and phrases, especially as a symptom of mental illness.

[From Latin verbigerātus, past participle of verbigerāre, to chat, dispute, from *verbiger, carrying words : verbum, word + gerere, to carry.]

"Pomo needs to be kicked until it coughs blood, and I do my part. But I think that one has to recognize that pomo consists mostly of verbigeration, and you can only pin so much woe on it."
~ Franklin Einspruch, commenting on David Thompson's blog post "Anhedonic Art"

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