named for Dr Temperance Brennan, a character on the hit TV show "Bones".
To Brennanize is to explain a simple thing in large words, hence making the explanation over-complicated.
Guy 1: Seamus Finnigan has an execeptional proclivity to pyrotechnics.
Guy 2: Dude, don't brennanize! Just say he's good at making stuff go 'BOOM!'
The main character of the Harry Potter series of books by JK Rowling, and a protagonist in A Very Potter Musical/Sequal.
He became famous when he survived a Killing Curse as a baby, becoming the only person in history to do so.
Person 1: Who is that?
Person 2: Dude, that's Harry Potter! Harry Freakin' Potter!