Shambolic sounds illicit—like symbology—but it’s a legitimate word meaning “chaotic or disorganized.” I discovered the word twice in one week: first in a George Will column lamenting the “shambolic syntax” of Donald Trump, then in a Wall Street Journal article lamenting the “shambolic styling” of the Bentley SUV.
To my surprise, symbology is also legit, though Dan Brown took some flak over it. Even legit—which dates back to 1907—might be going legit!
English! How epically shambolic!