Guide to translating scientific papers into plain English

A classic article “Guide to translating scientific papers into plain English” is available in a new edition. Examples:

“It has long been known that …” translated into its plain language form “I haven’t bothered to look up the reference.”

“Typical results are shown”………”The best results are shown.”

“Three samples were chosen for further study”……. “The others didn’t make sense, so we ignored them.”

“The second sample was not used “….. “I dropped it on the floor.”

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Via
Annals of Improbable Research

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