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Re: "There's more than one way to skin a cat"

Posted by ESC on February 09, 2004

In Reply to: "There's more than one way to skin a cat" posted by Felix on February 09, 2004

: Hi? Does anyone have the scientific way of saying this expression? Something like:
: "There exist numerous methods of removing the epidermis from a feline cadaver." And is there a name for such expressions?

How about:

gobbledygook (from Merriam-Webster online) --
Variant(s): also gob·ble·de·gook /'gä-b&l-dE-"guk, -"gük/
Function: noun
Etymology: irregular from gobble, n.
: wordy and generally unintelligible jargon

From the ESC archives:

Do not compute the totality of your
poultry population until all the manifestations of incubation have been entirely completed.

Do not, however disadvantageous the
circumstances, permit yourselves to be forced into a position where you must
acquiesce in the transfer of management of this maritime means of transportation to persons owing allegiance to such nation whose interests are avowedly inimical to those of ours as set forth in applicable regulations.