Do you mind if I reblog this?
Oh man... I only ever wrote MSc level lab/research reports, but this hits too close to home. :-) Actually painful to read...
Umacachopa - go ahead, just link it here, please:-)
A friend of mine did the same, I'll try to dig it up, it's very funny too!!!Esmeralda @ www.sciencesosexy.blogspot.com
Here it is:The author writes:It has long been known.REALLY means:I haven't bothered to look it up. The author writes:It is believed.REALLY means:I think. The author writes:It is generally believed.REALLY means:A couple of other guys think so too. The author writes:It is not unreasonable to assume.REALLY means:If you believe this, you'll believe anything. The author writes:Of great theoretical importance.REALLY means:I find it kind of interesting. The author writes:Of great practical importance.REALLY means:I can get some mileage out of it. The author writes:Typical results are shown.REALLY means:The best results are shown. The author writes:Three samples were chosen for further study.REALLY means:The others didn't make sense, so we ignored them. The author writes:The 4 hour sample was not studied.REALLY means:I dropped it on the floor. The author writes:The 4 hour determination may not be significant. REALLY means:I dropped it on the floor, but scooped most of it up. The author writes:The significance of these results is unclear. REALLY means:Look at the pretty artifact. The author writes:It has not been possible to provide definitive answers. REALLY means:The experiment was negative, but at least I can publish the data somewhere. The author writes:Correct within an order of magnitude.REALLY means:Wrong. The author writes:It might be argued that. REALLY means:I have such a good answer for that objection that I shall now raise it. The author writes:Much additional work will be required. REALLY means:This paper is not very good, but neither are all the others in this miserable field. The author writes:These investigations proved highly rewarding.REALLY means:My grant is going to be renewed. The author writes:I thank Smith for assistance with the experiments and Jones for useful discussions on the interpretation of the data.REALLY means:Smith did the experiment and Jones explained it to me.
Thanks! Done! =)My favourite is the last one.
I want to quit quite often:-)
I don't think I've laughed so much in a while :)
style is good :)