You might ask yourself, "What in the world is this guy in the white lab coat talking about?"
Something potentially very cool, and possibly beautiful - although mostly fictional -, but it is lost in translation. This is a startling example of why we as scientists must be better communicators!
This scientist is about as effective a communicator as Charlie Brown's teacher:
Thanks, Cara Santa Maria, for sharing!
I would agree with your point and always found humor in the notion of the petition to ban, "dihydrogen monoxide." Although, in the case of dihydrogen monoxide the humor is not based on scientists obfuscation, but rather fear and the scientific ignorance and willingness of the general public to buy into a knee jerk response.