A Guide to Effective Scientific Communication

Phrase Translation
It has long been known I havent bothered to look up the

It is believed I think

It is generally believed A couple of other guys think so too

It is not unreasonable to If you believe this, youll believe
assume anything

Of great theoretical I find it kind of interesting

Of great practical importance I can get some mileage out of it

Typical results are shown The best results are shown

3 samples were chosen for The others didnt make sense, so
further study we ignored them

The 4 hour sample was not I dropped it on the floor

The 4 hour determination may I dropped it on the floor, but
not be significant scooped most of it up

The significance of these Look at the pretty artifact
results is unclear

It has not been possible to The experiment was negative, but
provide definitive answers at least I can publish the data

Correct within an order of Wrong

It might be argued that I have such a good answer for this
objection that I shall now raise it

Much additional work will be This paper is not very good, but
required neither are all the others in this
miserable field

These investigations proved My grant is going to be renewed
highly rewarding

I thank X for assistance X did the experiment and Y explained
with the experiments and it to me
Y for useful discussions
on the interperetation of
the data

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