Skotison (sko’-ti-son): Purposeful obscurity.
A: The elephant has danced with the penguin.
B: It is time to hammer the nail. I am waiting under the old wagon. Can you send me mike clicks so I can confirm your identity?
A: No can do, Soda Bobcat. The click code is compromised. Let me use the belch code: Burp. Barup. Burrrup. Burp. Burp. Burp. Braaaah. Please acknowledge.
B: Roger. Got it. Punting Tuna.
A: I’m headed for the old wagon now. Confirm your location.
B: Under the old wagon. I am removing some drapery to facilitate our maneuvers. Soon, the garden plot will be plowed, and, I suspect, deeply too.
A: Yes, the garden tool is ready as it always is. After maneuvers, let’s debrief at the Shining Lock Pick.
B: Roger that.
A: Roger. I’m almost at the old wagon. I’m holding the garden tool in my hand. Out.
Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).
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