Purely because I haven’t posted this here yet… It’s old, but still pretty funny.

Definitions of terms commonly used in academia

It has long been known:
I didn’t look up the original reference.
A trend is evident:
These data are practically meaningless.
Three of the samples were chosen for 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
Correct within an order of magnitude:
Wrong.
It is generally believed that:
A couple of others think so too.
According to statistical analysis:
Rumor has it.

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Molecular astrophysicist, usually found writing frenziedly, staring at the sky, or drinking mojitos.
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