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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.
10th Jan '17 7:49:28 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* Used in ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', usually by Kaylee -- whose technobabble is more "mechanic's shop-talk" than "high-end physics." Mal tells her to put in "Captain dummy-talk".

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* Used in ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', usually by Kaylee -- whose technobabble is more "mechanic's shop-talk" than "high-end physics." physics" (her having almost no formal training). Mal tells her to put in "Captain dummy-talk".
24th Dec '16 1:43:45 PM StarSword
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* {{Parodied}} in the second page of ''Webcomic/LarpTrek'':
-->'''Geordi:''' I’m all out of ideas, sir. Holodeck is just plain busted, there’s not much I can–-\\
'''Picard:''' What about re-routing power from the secondary ion-field conduits?\\
'''Geordi:''' Captain?\\
'''Picard:''' Perhaps…yes, yes! We could parameterize the phase inversion coils and use that to remodulate the carrier frequency…\\
'''Geordi:''' Sir, you’re… you’re just randomly stringing together jargon that you’ve overheard in Engineering…
24th Dec '16 9:33:11 AM StarTropes
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'''Gibbs:''' Yeah, it's a technical terms, Tobias.

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'''Gibbs:''' Yeah, it's a technical terms, term, Tobias.
24th Dec '16 9:32:12 AM StarTropes
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** Frequently {{Lampshaded}} by Gibbs:
---> '''[=McGee=]:''' ''(technical talk)''\\
'''Gibbs:''' [=McGee=], less talk, more of the...computer chip doo-dah.\\
'''[=McGee=]:''' Making with the doo-dah, boss.\\
'''Fornell:''' "Doo-dah"?\\
'''Gibbs:''' Yeah, it's a technical terms, Tobias.
22nd Nov '16 3:20:42 AM SuperFeatherYoshi
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* A Chinese commercial for Rejoice shampoo mentions that it "locks moisturising factors into the hair". An UnreadableDisclaimer at the bottom of the screen explains that "[[CallARabbitASmeerp moisturising factor is water]]".


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** An old Chinese commercial for Rejoice shampoo mentions that it "locks moisturising factors into the hair". An UnreadableDisclaimer at the bottom of the screen explains that "[[CallARabbitASmeerp moisturising factor is water]]".
20th Nov '16 9:06:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[AubreyMaturin Stephen Maturin]] invokes this trope, due to the highly technical nature of running large sailing ships: "Your mariner is a splendid fellow, none better, but he is sadly given to jargon."

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* [[AubreyMaturin ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'': Stephen Maturin]] Maturin invokes this trope, due to the highly technical nature of running large sailing ships: "Your mariner is a splendid fellow, none better, but he is sadly given to jargon."
14th Nov '16 12:19:23 AM FranksGirl
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* In ''Series/HardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries'', there's a painful example in the episode ''Search for Atlantis''. The Hardys are introduced to university archeologists at a dig to find Atlantis. At one point, the site manager asks Frank and Joe how much they know about archeology. Frank starts off innocently enough with "Petrie's system of excavation", a reference to William Petrie, who was responsible for setting standards for archeological work in the 1900s, but did not invent any specific "excavation system". Then Frank babbles on about the lack of "pulse induction readings" and "flux gates", with the site manager commenting that the "volcanic activity" in the area has ruled them out. Considering that "pulse induction" is a metal detector and a "flux gate" is a magnetometer (used to measure magnetism on objects), nothing volcanic would rule out the use of that equipment; Frank further compounds the babble by using the terms as if they were techniques, not equipment. The site manager makes it even worse with a spiel about "plate activity" jumbling the readings...which wouldn't stop any decent archeological team, who would know how to read soil & rock levels despite ancient earthquake activity. About the only thing Frank gets right is a later reference to "Fiorelli's technique", used at Pompeii to make molds of corpses under the volcanic rock.
12th Nov '16 10:11:00 AM KingNilbog
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* Webcomic/AwfulHospital has this as a major plot element. Most characters encountered talk about "spiraling" and "sub-perceptual zones" with the same level of casualness most people would talk about dirty dishes and late night television. Slowly, the readers begin to (sort of) understand concepts like "layers" and "branchination", but the realms are just too massive to understand ''everything'', so we will probably never know what "gleaming" is or what "furlers" actually are.

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* Webcomic/AwfulHospital ''Webcomic/AwfulHospital'' has this as a major plot element. Most characters encountered talk about "spiraling" and "sub-perceptual zones" with the same level of casualness most people would talk about dirty dishes and late night television. Slowly, the readers begin to (sort of) understand concepts like "layers" and "branchination", but the realms are just too massive to understand ''everything'', so we will probably never know what "gleaming" is or what "furlers" actually are.
12th Nov '16 10:10:16 AM KingNilbog
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* Webcomic/AwfulHospital has this as a major plot element. Most characters encountered talk about "spiraling" and "sub-perceptual zones" with the same level of casualness most people would talk about dirty dishes and late night television. Slowly, the readers begin to (sort of) understand concepts like "layers" and "branchination", but the realms are just too massive to understand ''everything'', so we will probably never know what "gleaming" is or what "furlers" actually are.
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