Helpful Phrase Dictionary

Sometimes we have to comment documents we really have not time to read. I found these phrases provided by anesthesiologist Clark Venable

  • “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.
  • “These results will be in a subsequent report” … I might get around to this sometime, if pushed/funded.
  • “In my experience” … Once.
  • ……

You will find more in his blog Waking Up Costs

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