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27th Mar '17 6:11:31 PM DarkHunter
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* "Organic" foods. "Organic" means "containing carbon"; name one foodstuff which doesn't.

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* "Organic" foods. "Organic" means "containing carbon"; name one foodstuff which doesn't.doesn't ([[RhetoricalQuestionBlunder other than salt, that is]]).
26th Mar '17 5:56:45 AM Anddrix
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-->-- ''Series/DoctorWho'', "The Girl in the Fireplace"

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-->-- ''Series/DoctorWho'', [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E4TheGirlInTheFireplace "The Girl in the Fireplace"
Fireplace"]]
25th Mar '17 9:46:59 PM Discar
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->'''Riker''': Okay, Morta. The Enterprise computer system is controlled by three primary main processing cores, cross-linked with a redundant melacortz ramistat. Fourteen kiloquad interface modules. The core element is based on an FTL nanoprocessor with twenty five bilateral kelilactirals, with twenty of those being slaved into the primary heisenfram terminal. Now you do know what a bilateral kelilactiral is?\\
'''Morta''': Well, of course I do, human. I am not stupid.\\
'''Riker''': No, of course not. This is the isopalavial interface which controls the main firomactal drive unit. Don't touch that. You'll blow up the entire firomactal drive.\\
'''Morta''': What? Wait. What is a firomactal drive? Just explain it to me.\\
'''Riker''': That is the firomactal drive unit. It controls the ramistat core and also keeps the ontarian manifold at forty thousand [=KRGs=].
-->-- '''William T. Riker''', bullshitting a member of an enemy boarding party, StarTrekTheNextGeneration: [[Recap/{{StarTrekTheNextGenerationS6E7Rascals}} "Rascals"]]

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->'''Riker''': Okay, Morta. The Enterprise computer system is controlled by three primary main processing cores, cross-linked with ->'''Doctor:''' Looks like a redundant melacortz ramistat. Fourteen kiloquad interface modules. The core element is based on an FTL nanoprocessor with twenty five bilateral kelilactirals, with twenty of those being slaved into the primary heisenfram terminal. Now you do know what a bilateral kelilactiral is?\\
'''Morta''': Well, of course I do, human. I am not stupid.
spatio-temporal hyperlink.\\
'''Riker''': No, of course not. This is the isopalavial interface which controls the main firomactal drive unit. Don't touch that. You'll blow up the entire firomactal drive.\\
'''Morta''': What? Wait. What is a firomactal drive? Just explain
'''Mickey:''' What's that?\\
'''Doctor:''' No idea, just made
it up. Didn't want to me.\\
'''Riker''': That is the firomactal drive unit. It controls the ramistat core and also keeps the ontarian manifold at forty thousand [=KRGs=].
say "Magic Door."
-->-- '''William T. Riker''', bullshitting a member of an enemy boarding party, StarTrekTheNextGeneration: [[Recap/{{StarTrekTheNextGenerationS6E7Rascals}} "Rascals"]]
''Series/DoctorWho'', "The Girl in the Fireplace"
20th Mar '17 6:14:09 PM zarpaulus
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* A number of supplements talk about how wonderful it is that they contain DNA. As does every life form on Earth.

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* A number of supplements talk about how wonderful it is that they contain DNA. As does every life form on Earth. Inversely, many "natural" foods are claimed to be better than genetically modified ones because [=GMOs=] contain DNA. Same problem.
9th Mar '17 8:43:06 AM FGHIK
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* In the Franchise/StarTrek Trek franchise, this trend was [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness nearly totally absent in early installments]] like ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. Instead, every device in the series [[MagicAIsMagicA had straightforward and specific abilities]] which were never altered except by [[TimTaylorTechnology amplification]] or breakage, and any device used outside it's intended function had a logical reasons for being used in that way. (Such as taking the batteries of [[RayGun phaser pistols]] and MacGyvering a working alternative to a depleted [[PowerSource power supply]] in the episode, ''The Galileo Seven'') The technobabble truly started with ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' and hasn't stopped since, with later installments in the franchise [[{{Flanderization}} making it progressively more and more common,]] as well as [[DenserAndWackier more absurd.]] Eventually, the various bits of jargon became standardized to the point of being [[StockPhrase repetitious,]] with such things as "Running a Level 3 Diagnostic", and "Realign the Phase Inverters" becoming stock phrases for the introduction of almost any new plot device. [[ReversePolarity Reversing the Polarity]]" was little more than an excuse for [[DeusExMachina arbitrarily fixing any device.]]

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* In the Franchise/StarTrek Trek franchise, this trend was [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness nearly totally absent in early installments]] like ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. Instead, every device in the series [[MagicAIsMagicA had straightforward and specific abilities]] which were never altered except by [[TimTaylorTechnology amplification]] or breakage, and any device used outside it's intended function had a logical reasons for being used in that way. (Such as taking the batteries of [[RayGun phaser pistols]] and MacGyvering a working alternative to a depleted [[PowerSource power supply]] in the episode, ''The Galileo Seven'') The technobabble truly started with ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' and hasn't stopped since, with later installments in the franchise [[{{Flanderization}} making it progressively more and more common,]] as well as [[DenserAndWackier more absurd.]] Eventually, the various bits of jargon became standardized to the point of being [[StockPhrase repetitious,]] with such things as "Running a Level 3 Diagnostic", and "Realign the Phase Inverters" becoming stock phrases for the introduction of almost any new plot device. [[ReversePolarity Reversing the Polarity]]" was little more than an excuse for [[DeusExMachina arbitrarily fixing any device.]]
24th Feb '17 3:22:12 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' episode "Let's Play TV News", [[GadgeteerGenius Mr. Cat]] uses complex words to explain his latest invention to [[IdiotHero Kaeloo]] and [[TheDitz Stumpy]]. Of course, they don't understand, so he has to show them how it works.
15th Feb '17 2:12:44 AM LtFedora
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'''Riker''': That is the firomactal drive unit. It controls the ramistat core and also keeps the ontarian manifold at forty thousand KRGs.

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'''Riker''': That is the firomactal drive unit. It controls the ramistat core and also keeps the ontarian manifold at forty thousand KRGs.[=KRGs=].
10th Feb '17 3:20:05 AM StarTropes
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** And lampshaded again with Tony's help:
---> '''[=McGee=]:''' I think I know what happened.\\
'''Tony:''' Twenty bucks says [=McGee=]'s about to say something nobody understands again!\\
'''[=McGee=]:''' ''(technical talk)''\\
'''Gibbs:''' I'm starting to think you can't help yourself, [=McGee=].
27th Jan '17 9:20:50 PM Darth_Rasputin32898
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->'''Doctor:''' Looks like a spatio-temporal hyperlink.\\
'''Mickey:''' What's that?\\
'''Doctor:''' No idea, just made it up. Didn't want to say "Magic Door."
-->-- ''Series/DoctorWho'', "The Girl in the Fireplace"

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->'''Doctor:''' Looks like ->'''Riker''': Okay, Morta. The Enterprise computer system is controlled by three primary main processing cores, cross-linked with a spatio-temporal hyperlink.redundant melacortz ramistat. Fourteen kiloquad interface modules. The core element is based on an FTL nanoprocessor with twenty five bilateral kelilactirals, with twenty of those being slaved into the primary heisenfram terminal. Now you do know what a bilateral kelilactiral is?\\
'''Morta''': Well, of course I do, human. I am not stupid.
\\
'''Mickey:''' What's that?\\
'''Doctor:''' No idea, just made
'''Riker''': No, of course not. This is the isopalavial interface which controls the main firomactal drive unit. Don't touch that. You'll blow up the entire firomactal drive.\\
'''Morta''': What? Wait. What is a firomactal drive? Just explain
it up. Didn't want to say "Magic Door."
me.\\
'''Riker''': That is the firomactal drive unit. It controls the ramistat core and also keeps the ontarian manifold at forty thousand KRGs.
-->-- ''Series/DoctorWho'', "The Girl in the Fireplace"
'''William T. Riker''', bullshitting a member of an enemy boarding party, StarTrekTheNextGeneration: [[Recap/{{StarTrekTheNextGenerationS6E7Rascals}} "Rascals"]]
10th Jan '17 8:02:53 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' went to town with this, especially with Grant and Sattler's biology jargon and Mr. Arnold's HollywoodHacking.

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* ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' went to town with this, especially with Grant and Sattler's biology jargon and Mr. Arnold's HollywoodHacking. A lot of this was a result of taking lines from the book, but not the paragraphs of explanation that surrounded them.
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