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Thaumobabble

Introduction

This is a handy list of useful phrases and terms that can be used as descriptors for item, objects, persons and places. Use them in much the same way that technobabble is used for Star Trek. When creating this list sources and possible meanings have been included.

Types of Magic

From the Bas-Lag series of China Meiville-

Watercraeft, Karcism, Communicaturgy, Thaumaturgy, Somaturgy, Biothaumaturgy, Subvocalurgy, Geothaumaturgy, Elemental Magic (Elementarii)

Monsters

Undead

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bas-Lag

thanati, vampir, ab-dead

Objects

“Place Holder words” from Wikipedia-

dealie, dealy, dealyjobber, dingus, doo-hickey, dooberry, doobri , doodad, doofer, doover, dooverlacky, efamijig, flange, frammis, frammisite, frobnitz, gadget, geegaw, geemie, gewgaw, gizmo, gubbins, hickey, hingmy, hodad, jawn, jobby, kedge, kerjigger, McGuffin, mumble, oojamaflip, oojamafurkle, oojamawotsit, phlebotinum, sprocket, stuff, thing, thingamabob, thingamaflap, thingamajig, thingamajigger, thingamajobber, thingum, thingummy, thingy, whatchamacallit, whatnot, whatsit , whatsitsname, whoosiwagger, whozeewhatsit, whozis, wicket, widget, widget, wotsit

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