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24th Jan '18 2:45:38 PM calumapplepie
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* ''Literature/EncounterWithTiber'' has a [[ShownTheirWork multi-page bibliography.]] If the someone is babbling scientific words, its because they're reading the relevant Other Wiki page.
24th Jan '18 1:27:58 PM calumapplepie
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Compare to AppliedPhlebotinum and GreenRocks. When technobabble contradicts itself, well, AWizardDidIt. See also BlahBlahBlah, HollywoodHacking and TechnologyPorn. MagiBabble for the fantasy version of this trope. Often the source of an ExpoSpeakGag; may be SophisticatedAsHell. Particularly ridiculous technobabble may appear to someone with actual expertise as being a technical form of DelusionsOfEloquence. LaymansTerms is the opposite trope.

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Compare to AppliedPhlebotinum and GreenRocks. When technobabble contradicts itself, well, AWizardDidIt. See also BlahBlahBlah, HollywoodHacking and TechnologyPorn. MagiBabble for the fantasy version of this trope. Often the source of an ExpoSpeakGag; may be SophisticatedAsHell. Particularly ridiculous technobabble may appear to someone with actual expertise as being a technical form of DelusionsOfEloquence.DelusionsOfEloquence, or just have a hysterical or horrifying meaning in the real world. LaymansTerms is the opposite trope.
23rd Jan '18 8:19:07 PM H8FearADRLuv
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** Also deconstructed. When Spooner asks Calvin [[SarcasmMode if it was harder to simply explain her job in smaller words]], she answers "yes".
12th Jan '18 3:00:51 PM khalcyon2011
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** To be fair, "organic" can refer to quite a few different things. Just look at the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organic disambiguation]] page for it on TheOtherWiki.
10th Jan '18 1:26:36 AM lillolillo
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* "[[Anime/CodeGeass Super-electro-magnetic-shrapnel cannon,]] FIRE!! "

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* "[[Anime/CodeGeass Super-electro-magnetic-shrapnel cannon,]] FIRE!! "''Anime/CodeGeass'': "Super-electro-magnetic-shrapnel cannon, FIRE!!"



** Subverted in episode 24 as Kaworu starts rattling off {{Expospeak}} until Shinji interrupts him with "I have no idea what you're talking about!"



* ''Anime/GuiltyCrown'' takes after ''Evangelion'' in that it uses a lot of biology-themed TechnoBabble, most of it misapplied or completely nonsensical (intron-RAM, anyone?). Unlike in ''Evangelion'' it's uncertain if the trope was being subverted or parodied or played entirely straight.

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* ''Anime/GuiltyCrown'' takes after ''Evangelion'' in that it uses a lot of biology-themed TechnoBabble, most of it misapplied or completely nonsensical (intron-RAM, anyone?). Unlike in ''Evangelion'' it's uncertain if the trope was being subverted or parodied or played entirely straight.anyone?).


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* The universe presented in ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' mini ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInThe8thGrade'' is an AffectionateParody of the Silver Age. It ''runs'' on mad pseudo-science.
-->'''Supergirl:'' I bet I just need to calculate the relative orbits of Argo and Earth. Then, if I can fly high enough to make it into orbit, I can probably use the gravitational forces of this planet to slingshot me back into quasi-space! It's foolproof!
3rd Jan '18 9:32:54 PM DinoCam1795
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* In ''Film/TheAvengers2012'', there's a scene where the titular team are discussing where Loki is keeping the Tesseract. When [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]] joins the conversation, he and [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk Banner]] almost immediately fall into this.
--> '''[[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Rogers]]:''' Does Loki need any particular kind of power source?
--> '''Banner:''' He'd have to heat the cube to 120,000,000 Kelvin just to break through the Coulomb barrier.
--> '''Stark:''' Unless Selvig has figured out how to stabilize the quantum tunneling effect.
--> '''Banner:''' Well, if he could do that, he could achieve heavy-ion fusion at any reactor on the planet.
--> '''Stark:''' Finally! Someone who speaks English.
--> '''Rogers:''' [mumbling to himself] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Is that what just happened?]]
** Later, [[spoiler: after one of the Hellicarrier's engines is damaged, Tony and Steve have to repair, with Tony needed to push the turbine's blades to start it back up]]:
---> '''Rogers:''' But if that thing gets up to speed you'll get shredded!
---> '''Stark:''' That standard control unit can reverse the polarity long enough to disengage maglev, and that shouldó
---> '''Rogers:''' Speak ''English''!
---> '''Stark:''' [beat] [[LaymansTerms ...see that red lever?]]
21st Dec '17 11:00:05 AM jgkitarel
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** More than a few who advocated the banning of Dihydrogen Monoxide are well aware that it is a hoax and often use this advocacy to see if people are actually [[DidNotDoTheResearch doing their research]] and applying critical thinking about "hot issues" in general.

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** More than a few who advocated the banning of Dihydrogen Monoxide are well aware that it is a hoax and often use this advocacy to see if people are actually [[DidNotDoTheResearch paying attention, [[CriticalResearchFailure doing their research]] research]], and applying critical thinking about "hot issues" in general.
21st Dec '17 10:58:18 AM jgkitarel
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*** Some of the cases of elected officials advocating the banning of the chemical are also aware of the hoax, play with it, and often use it to twit their peers (being in different parties is optional) and constituents to see if the people who would sign up on the ban actually ''read'' the proposal that they're advocating or taking some time to do a little research. This same hoax is often used in schools by teachers to teach students to do their research on something and not simply take the first word they find on something at face value.



** More than a few who advocated the banning of Dihydrogen Monoxide are well aware that it

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** More than a few who advocated the banning of Dihydrogen Monoxide are well aware that it is a hoax and often use this advocacy to see if people are actually [[DidNotDoTheResearch doing their research]] and applying critical thinking about "hot issues" in general.
21st Dec '17 10:52:34 AM jgkitarel
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*** Some of the cases of elected officials advocating the banning of the chemical are also aware of the hoax, play with it, and often use it to twit their peers (being in different parties is optional) and constituents to see if the people who would sign up on the ban actually ''read'' the proposal that they're advocating or taking some time to do a little research. This same hoax is often used in schools by teachers to teach students to do their research on something and not simply take the first word they find on something at face value.



* It's quite common for scientific terms to be abused; for instance, sugar-free "energy" drinks don't contain any energy in the scientific sense ("stimulant drink" would be a more accurate name), and many products are claimed to "contain no chemicals", which on the face of it means that they're made of nothing but pure energy (salt, suger, and water are all chemicals).

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** More than a few who advocated the banning of Dihydrogen Monoxide are well aware that it
* It's quite common for scientific terms to be abused; for instance, sugar-free "energy" drinks don't contain any energy in the scientific sense ("stimulant drink" would be a more accurate name), and many products are claimed to "contain no chemicals", which on the face of it means that they're made of nothing but pure energy (salt, suger, sugar, and water are all chemicals).
29th Nov '17 5:43:11 PM Novaheart
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* In ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', a card from the Future Sight set modified how the player assembles contraptions. Contraptions don't exist. You can't assemble them. There are no rules pertaining to 'assembling' or 'contraptions' anywhere in the game.

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* In ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', a card from the Future Sight set modified how the player assembles contraptions. Contraptions don't exist. You can't assemble them. There are no rules pertaining to 'assembling' or 'contraptions' anywhere in the game.game... At least until ''Unstable'' which finally gave them rules and actual Contraption cards.
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