Call a Rabbit a Smeerp
It stems from an ironic line by James Blish, writing (under the penname William Atheling, Jr.) for Redd Boggs' fanzine Sky Hook, in a scathing 1955 review of works by Evelyn E. Smith and Robert Sheckley:
As usual, the problem is ‘solved’ by pulling three rabbits out of the author’s hat (though of course he doesn’t call them rabbits — they look like rabbits, but if you call them smeerps, that makes it science fiction).
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