History Main / TechnoBabble

8th Feb '16 1:27:57 AM WillBGood
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When technobabble is used to justify a plot development, it is ScotchTape. When it is used to solve a problem, it is a [[ReversePolarity Polarity Reversal.]] When it is used to add to the genre feel, it is NarrativeFiligree. Due to its historical use and abuse by sci-fi writers, Technobabble is nowadays played more and more often for laughs or parodied in some way.
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When technobabble is used to justify a plot development, it is ScotchTape.it's a HandWave. When it is used to solve a problem, it is a [[ReversePolarity Polarity Reversal.]] When it is used to add to the genre feel, it is NarrativeFiligree. Due to its historical use and abuse by sci-fi writers, Technobabble is nowadays played more and more often for laughs or parodied in some way.
23rd Jan '16 11:32:29 AM nombretomado
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* On SteveMartin's ''Let's Get Small'' album, he announces that he's written a joke for the plumbers in the audience:
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* On SteveMartin's Creator/SteveMartin's ''Let's Get Small'' album, he announces that he's written a joke for the plumbers in the audience:
15th Jan '16 3:19:33 PM Prfnoff
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* ''Series/LookAroundYou'' spoofs the wealth of jargon found in the world of science by making up a host of new words, including fictitious chemicals ("bumcivilian", "segnomin"), laboratory equipment ("Besselheim plate", "gribbin"), units of measurement ("billigram", "quorums per second") and many more.
2nd Dec '15 2:43:34 PM Trueman001
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* A sweetener cslled [[http://www.sweetfreedom.co.uk/index.php/sweet-freedom-original Swweet Freedom]] is advertised as "[[AppealToNature 100% natural]]" (like deadly nightshade or lead) and "produced using a water process with no chemicals or enzymes used" (''water'' is a chemical).
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* A sweetener cslled [[http://www.sweetfreedom.co.uk/index.php/sweet-freedom-original Swweet Sweet Freedom]] is advertised as "[[AppealToNature 100% natural]]" (like deadly nightshade or lead) and "produced using a water process with no chemicals or enzymes used" (''water'' is a chemical).
2nd Dec '15 2:31:25 PM Trueman001
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* A sweetener cslled [[http://www.sweetfreedom.co.uk/index.php/sweet-freedom-original Swweet Freedom]] is advertised as "100% natural" (like deadly nightshade or lead) and "produced using a water process with no chemicals or enzymes used" (''water'' is a chemical).
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* A sweetener cslled [[http://www.sweetfreedom.co.uk/index.php/sweet-freedom-original Swweet Freedom]] is advertised as "100% natural" "[[AppealToNature 100% natural]]" (like deadly nightshade or lead) and "produced using a water process with no chemicals or enzymes used" (''water'' is a chemical).
2nd Dec '15 2:30:19 PM Trueman001
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* A sweetener cslled [[http://www.sweetfreedom.co.uk/index.php/sweet-freedom-original Swweet Freedom]] is advertised as "100% natural" (like deadly nightshade or lead) and "produced using a water process with no chemicals or enzymes used" (''water'' is a chemical).
1st Dec '15 11:05:15 PM Trueman001
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* "Organic" foods. "Organic" means "containing carbon"; name one foodstuff which doesn't.
30th Nov '15 8:21:02 AM FF32
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* Parodied in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': while most of the characters are more likely to use BuffySpeak for anything technical, the Sburb installation screen includes such interesting phrases as "Realigning Cartesian mandrills".[[note]]A direct parody of The Sims, which uses similarly meaningless phrases during its loading screens.[[/note]]
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* Parodied in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': while most of the characters are more likely to use BuffySpeak for anything technical, the Sburb installation screen includes such interesting phrases as "Realigning Cartesian mandrills".[[note]]A direct parody of The Sims, VideoGame/TheSims, which uses similarly meaningless phrases during its loading screens.[[/note]]
21st Nov '15 8:04:13 AM Thranx
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* You can expect plenty of technobabble on sites related to the sketchier forms of online day-trading (binary options, forex, etc) in order to obscure the fact that it's basically gambling with a house edge that would make casino operators green with envy.
11th Nov '15 6:51:48 AM Trueman001
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** Another UK detergent commercial showed a beaker of water with a drop of oil floating in the middle; a solution of the new detergent was dripped into it and ''ping!'' the oil drop went flying to the sides of the beaker. It looked quite impressive -- until a consumer show [[LampshadeHanging repeated the experiment with the established brands of detergent, with exactly the same result every time]]. That ad got laughed off the air as a result.
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