Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Free, Online, Comprehensive Guide for Deciphering Highbrow, Erudite Phrases in Academic Papers and Theses 

The following list of phrases and their definitions will aid you in understanding the meaning of mysterious, erudite terms used in hallowed halls.

“IT HAS LONG BEEN KNOWN”… I didn’t look up the original reference.

“A DEFINITE TREND IS EVIDENT”… These data are practically meaningless.

“WHILE IT HAS NOT BEEN POSSIBLE TO PROVIDE DEFINITE ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS”… An unsuccessful experiment, but I still hope to get it published.

“THREE OF THE SAMPLES WERE CHOSEN FOR DETAILED STUDY”… The other results didn’t make any sense.

“TYPICAL RESULTS ARE SHOWN”… This is the prettiest graph.

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