|They Write:||They Mean:|
|It has long been known that...||I haven't bothered to look up the original reference|
|...of great theoretical and practical importance||...interesting to me|
|While it has not been possible to provide definite answers to these questions.||The experiments didn't work out, but I figured I could at least get a publication out of it.|
|The W-Pb system was chosen as especially suitable to show the predicted behavior...||The fellow in the next lab had some already made up|
Very high purity...
Extremely high purity...
|Composition unknown execpt for the exaggerated claims of the supplier|
|A fiducial reference line...||A scratch|
|Three of the samples were choses for detailed study...||The results of the others didn't make sense and were ignored...|
|...handled with extreme care during the experiments||...not dropped on the floor|
|Typical results are shown...||The best results are shown...|
|Although some detail has been lost in reproduction, it is clear from the original micrograph that...||It is impossible to tell from the micrograph|
|Presumably at longer times...||I didn't take the time to find out|
|The agreement with the predicted curve is excellent||fair|
|...as good as could be expected||non-existent|
|These results will be reported at a later date||I might get around to this sometime|
|The most reliable values are those of Jones||He was a student of mine|
|It is suggested that...
It is believed that...
It may be that...
|It is generally believed that....||I have such a good objection to this answer that I shall now raise it.|
|It is clear that much additional work will be required before a complete understanding...||I don't understand it|
|Unfortunately, a quantitative theory to account for these effects has not been formulated||Neither does anybody else|
|Correct within an order of magnitude||Wrong|
|It is to be hoped that this work will stimulate further work in the field||This paper isn't very good but nither are any of the others on this miserable subject|
|Thanks are due to Joe Glotz for assistance with the experiments and John Doe for valuable discussions.||Glotz did the work and Doe explained what it meant|
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