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Today, I unconsciously used the word 'pseudo making sense'. But what I had really been looking for, was a word that combines 'rant' and 'musing'. In this particular case, I was saying something that was probably scientifically baseless or a half-truth for the purpose of humor and reflection.

I feel this is already something done a lot and I'm wondering if there's any such word that fits the particular case of creating humor and 'food for thought' with a short writing.

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One term that might suit your description is soliloquy, which Merriam-Webster's Eleventh Collegiate Dictionary (2003) defines as

1 : the act of talking to oneself 2 : a dramatic monologue that represents a series of unspoken reflections

A soliloquy can be spoken or unspoken and can be reflective or polemical. A silent version of a soliloquy is sometimes referred to as an internal monologue.

  • The second definition would have been suitable but definitely not referring to the case of speaking to oneself. The reflection is presented for the purpose of the listener(s) and in a way that it can be remembered using humor or maybe some other tool. – Chibueze Opata Jul 1 '15 at 19:27
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    Then maybe the phrase "a didactic farrago"? Here, didactic can mean "1 a : designed or intended to teach b : intended to convey instruction and information as well as pleasure and entertainment 2 : making moral observations" and farrago simply means "a confused mixture : HODGEPODGE" (All definitions from Merriam-Webster). – Sven Yargs Jul 1 '15 at 19:48
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    Haha nice, I think that fits. Funny enough Google definition gives an example use of farrago as "a farrago of fact and myth about Abraham Lincoln". This is another related use case and I may be easily and more specifically translated as say, a 'didactic farrago on Abraham Lincoln's life as a republican.' no? – Chibueze Opata Jul 1 '15 at 21:26
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Were you not being facetious?

Treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor

In this sense a facetious remark is sarcastic humor that often suggests a simple, if unthinkable, solution to a complex problem:

  • "Well, we can just disregard that result. It's clearly impossible."
  • "Maybe we can just send them a suitcase of cash"

A favorite of mine from a university electrical engineering class:

  • "I see your problem. The ground wire isn't black."
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O think what you may be looking for is Pontificate. Those who pontificate are often spouting platidues or are bloviating windbags.

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Thinking out-loud’.

It means ‘sharing thoughts which are as yet unformed into an argument, theory, or completed idea or artwork’.

Example:

‘What on earth do you mean, we should paint the living room purple, with pink hearts, green polka dots and orange stripes?’

‘Oh - I was just thinking out loud!’

https://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/think-out-loud_2

You could also call it ‘a cogitation’ - a ‘piece of thought’.

More creative ideas:

As a description for your humourous, yet unformed piece of writing... you could call it ‘a smorgasbord of delicious ideas’ or a ‘patchwork’, or maybe a ‘treasury of half-baked concepts’ or a ‘treasure chest of earthly delights’. A jumble. A rainbow pudding. A confection of...

as it’s ‘food for thought’ then maybe ‘food’ could feature.

Soul food. Creative nourishment. Inspirational snacks. The artful gourmet.

Maybe that will spark something.

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