Definition: A tendency to express banal and obvious concepts pompously and loudly.
Example: The practice of freedom, as for example on La Stampa, constitutes nothing more than the blasts of shareholder trombonism, by now reduced to a state of pure nostalgia, but hoisted as a club against dangerous and sulphurous revisionism. (Il Foglio; either my Italian is worse, or the Italian economy is stranger, than I thought)
Source: Trecanni, lingua i linguaggi, which has lots and lots more lovely neologisms.
- Out like stout
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- Professor Asshole
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- Statutory obligation to know Spanish/Catalan, against European rules?
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- Spud crud
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- God ain’t deaf
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