One of our claims is that we translate ‘academic’ into human. Only sometimes we can’t!
Not because of any lack of intellect on our behalf but due to the gibberish that emanates from the pens of academics around the world. I am often asked for examples so here are nine we have come across this year.
As we approach the silly season I thought I would share some of the rubbish we have to filter through to ensure our members get the good stuff.
This first one came from a paper published in an international business journal
Our second entrant this year is this interesting nonsense
This third entry reads more like it was a meth-symbol
They are not kidding!
The ruse of desire
The ruse of English articulation…
Errant paternal phallus
A cock-up in other words
Rapt, mindless fascination
Yup, we know that feeling.
Only not as we know it.
So as you read our blogs, the Research Briefings and The Oxford Review this season, spare a thought for those of us tasked with turning academic in human – it often requires a super-human effort.
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