Feature The Early Life of Gibberish What does it mean to speak gobbledygook, mumbo-jumbo or jargon? Such words are more fraught than the playful games of the Jabberwocky suggest. Jenni Nuttall | Published in History Today Volume 70 Issue 7 July 2020 To continue reading this article you will need to purchase access to the online archive. Buy Online Access Buy Print & Archive Subscription If you have already purchased access, or are a print & archive subscriber, please ensure you are logged in. Please email email@example.com if you have any problems.