foolish talk; verbose nonsense
THE HAZARDS OF WALKING edited by Carol Trueblood and Donna Fenn. Houghton Mifflin, $3.95. An Army memo on the hazards of walking employs a full page and approximately 260 words, exclusive of letterhead, signature, and such, to instruct personnel to “Look where you’re going.” It is not the worst of the examples of bureaucratic blather that the editors have assembled.
Phoebe-Lou Adams January 1983