(n) Any mystical whose-it, or technical whats-it, that will get people out of a sticky situation.

Phlebotonous (adj)

(Orig: a term the Mutant Enemy writing team uses, that I can't help but like)


At 4:08 pm, Blogger Ben said...

Do you mean like a plot device?

At 11:31 pm, Blogger Casyn said...

Tis true. But Phlebotonum is so much cooler.

At 11:35 pm, Blogger Pickwick said...

Am also rather fond of phlebotonology to pass the time, and sympathetic to those who suffer phlebotonophobia, and thus, are rather screwed...

At 12:23 am, Blogger Octobriana (Oz) said...

Very much a Joss Whedon term, as used on Buffy and elsewhere (even if only mentioned in notes in the script).


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