Daily Archives: October 16, 2008

Daily Question – 124

Today’s question is from Shiv.

Samuel Maverick was one of the signatories of the Texas Declaration of Independence and famous for not branding his cattle – an act which is said to be the origin of the word ‘maverick’ as it is used today. His grandson Maury Maverick was a 2 term Democratic Member of the House of Representatives and served in the Roosevelt Administration on the Smaller War Plants Corporation. What word did he coin in frustration at the bureaucratic language he encountered in Washington?

Answer – Gobbledygook.

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