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21 May 2013

The Strange World of Academic Lingo

We academics have a knack for using terms that normal human beings use in fairly mundane ways in odd and confusing ways. Take for example two common terms used in the journal manuscript submission process.

"Conditional Acceptance" does not mean that we are somehow less than giving with our love of other human beings.

"R&R" does not mean "rest and relaxation"; ironically, an R&R typically means that one will have to forgo a great deal of rest and relaxation.

1 comment:

  1. On the other hand, both a "conditional acceptance" and "R&R" are better to both academics and "normal human beings" than "rejection"!