Eurobotics is a catchy phrase which really doesn’t mean anything. It just has a nice ring to it. People who wish to impress their boss may sidle up to him or her and whisper in their ear: “Chief, I’ve got the chance to place us in eurobotics this financial quarter, and I think if I fly to Paris and work fast, I can have it all sewn up in a few weeks. Whaddya say?”

Or, on a moonlit evening when a couple are out for a romantic stroll the one might turn to the other and say softly: “Darling, it’s time to talk about our future with eurobotics, don’t you think?” After some giggling and shoving, the coy couple will then wander off into the sagebrush for some further techno-cooing and such like.

It’s even possible than when some dubious public character is hailed before a Congressional Hearing that instead of taking the Fifth he or she will simply state: “Due to the current state of eurobotics, I don’t believe it would be in the national interest to answer that question, Senator.” That will bumfuzzle any kind of Congressional Hearing, or my name isn’t John Wilkes Booth.

Of course, there are always a few crab apples who insist that words should have a meaning, or they’re not real words at all. Such wet blankets were responsible in the past for banning such words as mollycoddle, sockdollager, and hotsy-totsy. And today these same crypto-puritans run about crying “What does eurobotics mean, anyways? Can anyone use it in a sentence? How is it supposed to be spelled, even?!” The end result is that a perfectly good word gets a bad reputation and drops out of the common vocabulary like a rock to the bottom of a pond.

It’s time we started to assert our right to make up and use any kind of word we want, no matter how idiotic it sounds or hollow it may ring. Didn’t the Founding Fathers pledge their sacred honor to guarantee future generations the right to speak freely, even incoherently? Where would our political system be if those running for office couldn’t occasionally throw out a word like ‘eurobotics’ and bring a crowd to its feet by artful repetition of the same word over and over again, banging on the podium and waving the Flag like they were trying to swat a bee?

So let’s make sure eurobotics becomes such a household word that the people behind the Webster’s Dictionary conspiracy will have no chance of burying it beneath an avalanche of vituperation and calumny.

And when THAT mess is cleaned up, I want to start in working on ‘schnickelfritz.’ Now THAT is a word to conjure with!