Amphigory [am-phi-gor-y; pron, am-fi-gor-ee]
- A nonsense verse.
- Writing with apparent meaning that is just designed to look good.
From French amphigouri, of unknown origin. Perhaps from Greek amphi- + gyros 'circle,' thus 'circle on both sides,' or second element may be from Greek -agoria 'speech.'
I used to hang out with a friend at a local poetry club held at a bar called 'Spoke 'n Slurred' where people would get drunk and read out poetry. Amongst occasional decent pieces was a continuous roll out of poetry read out by goths, feminists and arts students in melodramatic voices, which could only be described as amphigory. I think the term I used was 'amphigorous wank.'
At least there was booze, though.