Social situations sprout all kinds of awkwardness. You can classify some of those awkwardnesses under the letters M through Z, as we do in this week’s Improbable Research podcast. SUBSCRIBE on Play.it, iTunes, or Spotify to get a new episode every week, free. This week, Marc Abrahams — with dramatic readings by Robin Abrahams tells about: Emily Post and her etiquette — Etiquette, by Emily Post, 1922. […]
This week’s Awkwardly Worded Study Title is: “Use of Pepto-Bismol in Diarrhea,” W.F. Arndt, Jr. and J.M. Burna, Journal of Pediatrics, vol. 100, no. 5, May 1982, p. 839. Congratulations to the authors, or to the editor, who wrote the title.
Sometimes a study’s title translates awkwardly from one language into another. Here is such a case, with Chinese making an awkward transition into English: “On The Creation Of Piano Music For Children From Tropical Fish By Zhao Xi,” Jing Zhang, Huangzhong-Journal of Wuhan Music Conservatory, January 2003. “The paper show the writer’s opinions on creation […]
This press release from the Kansas State University shows: (1) how to write a compelling press release; (2) news of an important research breakthrough; and (3) an inarguable (for one reason or another, hardly anyone would debate with a person who makes this particular explanation) explanation of why that particular research is important. The press […]