Nerdgassing: I Coin This Word In the Name of Humanity
The word: “Nerdgassing”
Definition: The venting nerds emit when some (often minor) detail of a book/movie/TV show/comic book/etc either conflicts with canon and/or handwaves through some some suspect science.
Example One: “In the third show of the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Data clearly says that the Glorithian flagship was constructed in orbit around that planet Norgar, but then in the fifteenth show of the sixth season, it’s said it was constructed in the Buterian space docks! How do you explain that, hmmm?”*
Example Two: “Ringworld is unstable! Ringworld is unstable!”
Secondary definition: What happens after too many Cheetos and Mountain Dew.
I checked in Google — apparently “nerdgassing” appears nowhere on the Internet. Thus: I coin it! I claim it! Me! Bwa ha ha ha ha!
Feel free to share an example of nerdgassing that you’ve experienced — or even one you’ve instigated — in the comment thread below.