Verboticism: Simplescieman

'Then we go for the brain!'

DEFINITION: v. To simplify, dramatize and fictionalize scientific knowledge so that it appeals to a general audience. n. A scientific fact, which has been exaggerated and dumbed-down to make it more "interesting".

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Simplescieman

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: simpel - sii - man

Sentence: Rufus just published a new book about Brain Surgery. It looks like the simplescieman version with lots of colored pictures, new "easy" words for the anatomy and loads of symbols (arrows, charts and little brains). He is hoping that it will be more understandable and, therefore, appeal to a wider audience. Unfortunately, it is about as educational as a quick game of Operation.

Etymology: Simple Simon + Science >> Simple Simon (a foolish fellow, a simpleton) Science ( the state of knowing : knowledge as distinguished from ignorance or misunderstanding, knowledge or a system of knowledge covering general truths or the operation of general laws)

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Comments: Simplescieman

metrohumanx - 2009-01-30: 01:17:00
Simplescieman appeals to my "inner child"...I am a passionate practitioner of DIY surgery.

kateinkorea - 2009-01-30: 07:11:00
Perfect!

Jabberwocky - 2009-01-30: 11:18:00
wonderful

silveryaspen - 2009-01-30: 15:48:00
Easy to say and remember, right on the definition, pun fun humorous, with readily apparent meaning! Simplescieman has it all! Super Duper!

Nosila - 2009-01-30: 17:54:00
Said Simplescieman to the Pi(π)man, let me taste your wares, Said the Pieman to Simplescieman, my Pi's aren't round, they're squared! Must be a good word if it is stuck in my head now!