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18th Apr '16 8:20:16 AM Micah
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Sometimes, of course, plain technobabble just doesn't cut it. Slightly more genre savvy writers may use a TechnobabbleLicense. (But it's still THE SAME.)
12th Apr '16 9:24:14 AM SteveMB
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'''Hawkgirl:''' Make a wormhole to suck away the bad stuff.

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'''Hawkgirl:''' [[LaymansTerms Make a wormhole to suck away the bad stuff.]]
26th Mar '16 1:17:01 AM nowaymanguy
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* Subverted completely with ''VisualNove/NineHoursNinePersonsNieDoors'' and the sequel, ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward''. The abilities of espers and those who throw their consciousnesses through time could have easily been handwaved with vague explanations about telepathy and mental time travel. Instead, everything is explained in complete length, pulling from real world scientific theories and phenomena, such as morphegenetic field theory, Minkowski space, the many-worlds interpretation, and schrodinger's cat, to name a few. In the end, everything is series seems to have gone out of it's way to purposefully avoid using techno-babble at pretty much any point, despite it being a highly sci-fi in nature.
16th Mar '16 3:47:53 AM Chrispang
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Sometimes, of course, plain technobabble just doesn'y cut it. Slightly more genre savvy writers may use a TechnobabbleLicense. (But it's still THE SAME.)

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Sometimes, of course, plain technobabble just doesn'y doesn't cut it. Slightly more genre savvy writers may use a TechnobabbleLicense. (But it's still THE SAME.)
16th Mar '16 3:43:43 AM Chrispang
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Sometimes, of course, plain technobabble just doesn'y cut it. Slightly more genre savvy writers may use a TechnobabbleLicense. (But it's still THE SAME.)
26th Feb '16 12:01:58 AM bassmedic87
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* In ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', the Scarecrow does this after receiving his "TH.D" diploma near the movie's end. It appears he's attempting to say the Pythagorean Theorem, but it does not come out right.

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* In ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', the Scarecrow does this after receiving his "TH.D" diploma near the movie's end. It appears he's attempting to say the Pythagorean Theorem, but it does not come out right.[[note]]The Pythagorean theorem refers to ''right'' triangles, not ''isosceles'' triangles.[[/note]]
24th Feb '16 4:27:37 PM nombretomado
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* This is how [[Film/IronMan Tony Stark]] and [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] first start to bond during ''Film/TheAvengers'', much to everyone else's confusion:

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* This is how [[Film/IronMan Tony Stark]] and [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] first start to bond during ''Film/TheAvengers'', ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', much to everyone else's confusion:
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.
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