Definitions, definitions.

Hello everyone!  It must be time for a bit more humor.  I think these days it’s time for a lot more humor, so maybe we will have it a bit more often for a while.  I always enjoy a good laugh, or two, or a chuckle, or even an extra smile is worthwhile.  I don’t know if you have ever read or heard any academic papers being read, but they often use similar language.  So here is a list of different phrases and their definitions for you to enjoy.  I hope you can get a chuckle or two from the list.  My apologies to all academics out there, but this is meant as some good fun, not as genuine definitions, though perhaps some….

“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.

“IN MY EXPERIENCE”…
Once

“IN CASE AFTER CASE”…
Twice

“IN A SERIES OF CASES”…
Thrice

“IT IS BELIEVED THAT”…
I think.

“IT IS GENERALLY BELIEVED THAT”…
A couple of others think so, too.

“CORRECT WITHIN AN ORDER OF MAGNITUDE”…
Wrong.

“ACCORDING TO STATISTICAL ANALYSIS”…
Rumor has it.

“A STATISTICALLY-ORIENTED PROJECTION OF THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THESE FINDINGS”…
A wild guess.

“A CAREFUL ANALYSIS OF OBTAINABLE DATA”…
Three pages of notes were obliterated when I knocked over a glass of soda.

“IT IS CLEAR THAT MUCH ADDITIONAL WORK WILL BE REQUIRED BEFORE A COMPLETE UNDERSTANDING OF THIS PHENOMENON OCCURS”…
I don’t understand it.

“AFTER ADDITIONAL STUDY BY MY COLLEAGUES”…
They don’t understand it either.

“THANKS ARE DUE TO JOE BLOTZ FOR ASSISTANCE WITH THE EXPERIMENT AND TO CINDY ADAMS FOR VALUABLE DISCUSSIONS”…
Mr. Blotz did the work and Ms. Adams explained to me what it meant.

“A HIGHLY SIGNIFICANT AREA FOR EXPLORATORY STUDY”…
A totally useless topic selected by my committee.

“IT IS HOPED THAT THIS STUDY WILL STIMULATE FURTHER INVESTIGATION IN THIS FIELD”…
I quit.

Well, there it is, I hope you enjoyed it.  I’m not sure where I found this originally, but it was in my collection of humor.  Have a wonderful Saturday everyone, stay safe and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

©2020 Steve McLeod.

48 Comments on “Definitions, definitions.

    • Hope you got a chuckle or two!😂😹
      Should be easy to sleep tonight, almost there now! Have a great evening!😁😸🌙😴😴

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  1. Ha ha ha 😂😂😂 My god… I was laughing aloud alone 😅😂😅😂 Beautiful quotes with perfect comments, that is laughable for sure🤗🤗😜 Enjoyed it Steve!!! Very much 😍🥰

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    • I’m so glad you were able to get a laugh from these Simon!🤣🤣 It’s always good to have some laughter in our lives.😄😸 They really got me laughing a lot too!😂😹 Hope you are having a great Sunday!😁😸☃❄

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      • So far so good… Happily reading ☺️🤗 Having a story.. would like to start 😉 very soon… Just planning the characters and plot ☺️

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      • Oh, another story, sounds great!😀 I still haven’t finished your last one, but I will shortly, I will be by this afternoon to do some reading.😁😁

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      • I’m having trouble sleeping 🙄 Good night Steve 😁 I’m trying to call the spirits that can put me in good sleep ☺️😹

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      • You forgot 🙄 I’m scared of water 😂 I’ll just imagine something else, Yes I’m thinking about something which is nothing and has no purpose. The purpose of human life ☺️ I should stop that 🤗

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      • You’re not supposed to be in the river, on the shore beside the river.🙄 As it flows quickly past, swirling and whirling.😵😵 The ducks floating lazily by.🦆🦆 Or how about the desert?🤔🏜 No water there. Sand as far as you can see.😀🌞😺

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      • Ha ha ha… Desert a perfect place to get myself a tan and can cook scorpions in yhe sun 😂 That was perfect Steve ✨🤗 Hope you are done with your lunch. Look what I am doing… Too late…. 🙄 20 mins to say good morning ✨🤗

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      • The desert is nice and quiet too, not many people around.😜 Wow, it’s almost tomorrow for you which will put me in yesterday while it’s still today.😵 I just started eating lunch,😁😸 I’m late today, kind of a lazy day I guess.😮😴

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      • Not yet Steve, but decided to email you one 😍 Maybe you’ll love it 🤗 Writing a story for a challenge 😁

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      • That was a great drawing, reminded me of some of my fav cartoons when I was a kid!😃😺 Wow, another story challenge!🥳 Keep writing Simon!😁😸✍✍👍

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      • Thank you Steve, I published some minutes ago☺️ It’s done. Only 1000 words. I’m sure you’ll love it. Not a horror story. 🤗 Yes, Bugs Bunny, Elmur Fudd, Daffy duck, Mickey mouse and lot more Memories 😍😍😍 I would love to draw them more. But having something else to do. Let’s see how it comes out ☺️

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      • Wow, you’re fast!😳 Yep, all my favorites. I tried drawing them before but they didn’t look anything like they should!😂😹 Have a good night Simon!😁😸🌙🌙😴😴

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      • Ha ha 😂😂 May be you needed some references. All my pictures are copied from Google. My imagination sucks, you could clearly see that in my writing 😜😜😂😂 I can’t remember things especially faces. so I am very good and drawing faces of the unknown 😂😜 Come on Steve keep trying, you’ll be very soon close to Picasso ☺️ I know you can do it! Try anything!

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  2. I did enjoy it. I know it might not be always true and I am sure this is true many of the times. I myself have done this while writing formal essays. I must say that’s good observation!❤️😂😂

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