A word coined in May 2013 by Steve Jenner of the Plain English Campaign. The word is used to describe a series of offences against the English language by the police force.
Ploddledygook is based on the word gobbledygook (language that is meaningless or is made
unintelligible by excessive use of abstruse technical terms) combined with the plod.
P.C.Plod is a British slang term used to refer to a police officer, particularly
one slow-witted or dull. A more recent
variant is the plod, meaning the police force in general. The term originates from the character Mr.
Plod, a police officer in the Noddy stories written by Enid Blyton.
Advice e-mailed by senior officers included “Articulate your aim as SMART
and understood the impact you intended.”
One officer replied “Could you translate this pretentious male bovine dropping
for me please?”
14 hours ago