Definition of word salad
- Damage to Wernicke's area can result in the loss of semantic associations … . Trying to speak results in garbled, nonsensical juxtapositions that neuroscientists call "word salad".
- —Duncan Graham-Rowe
- These populations, who often have psychosis, brain damage, or retardation, typically display such symptoms as sentence/word fragmentation, echolalia, neologisms, or word salad.
- —Garry Prouty
- In the moments when the debate wasn't in circus form it seemed very conventional and very one-sided, with one candidate who could give complete, coherent and informed answers about issues and the other who specialized in word salad.
- —Robert Schlesinger
- … composed an essay that was a word salad of solemn academic jargon.
- —George Will