word salad


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word′ sal`ad


n.
incoherent speech consisting of both real and imaginary words, lacking comprehensive meaning, and occurring in schizophrenic states or other pathological conditions.
[1910–15]
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Noun1.word salad - jumble of incoherent speech as sometimes heard in schizophrenia
unintelligibility, incoherence, incoherency - nonsense that is simply incoherent and unintelligible
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(Trump's speeches are obviously only worth watching when he's unscripted, when he goes bananas and gives you the full word salad. When he's reading prepared material, he just sounds like a very old man reading the manual for a fridge out loud.) It was enlivened only by the fact that he seemed to believe that soldiers took over airports during the American War of Independence.
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Buried in the explanatory word salad that accompanied the revocation of Brennan's security clearance, the White House claimed that Brennan's "erratic" behavior was the cause.
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I first heard the phrase "word salad" on the television show "Boston Legal." Attorney Alan Shore, played by James Spader, under unusual stress triggered by a traumatic childhood experience, sought to speak, but instead uttered sheer nonsensical syllables.
Word Salad by Sarah Gonnet Word Salad is about borderlines: the borderline between different states of mental health, but also between creativity and mental illness.