Re: jargon

Jonathan Arm (
Tue, 23 Dec 1997 09:38:16 -0500

>>After several years of studying and hard work, I have finally learned
>> scientific jargon. The following list of phrases and their
>> definitions will help you to understand that mysterious language of
>> science and medicine.
>> "IT HAS LONG BEEN KNOWN"...I didn't look up the original reference.
>My favorites along this line are:
>"IT CAN BE SHOWN THAT" ... I don't want to go to the trouble of deriving it.
>"IT IS LEFT AS AN EXERCISE TO THE READER" ... The most pertinent, useful
>conclusions are not in the book.

And the medical equivalents:

"IN OUR EXPERIENCE".... we have seen one case

"TIME AND TIME AGAIN".... we have seen two cases

"TIME AND TIME AND TIME AGAIN" ... we seen three cases - enough to publish
a series!

Jonathan Arm