"It has long been known..."<-> I didn't look up the original reference.
"A definite trend is evident..."<-> These data are practically meaningless.
"Of great theoretical and practical importance..."<-> Interesting to me.
"While it has not been possible to provide definite answers to these questions..."<-> This was an unsuccessful experiment, but I still hope to get it published.
"Three of the samples were chosen for detailed study."<-> The others made no sense.
"Typical results are shown."<-> The best results are shown.
"The most reliable results are those obtained by Jones."<-> He was my grad assistant.
"It is believed that..."<-> I think.
"It is generally believed that..."<-> A couple of other guys think so, too.
"It is clear that much additional work will be required before a complete understanding of the phenomenon is possible."<-> I don't understand it.
"Correct within an order of magnitude."<-> Wrong.
"It is hoped that this study will stimulate more work in this field."<-> This is a lousy paper, but so are the others in this crummy field.
"Thanks are due to Joe Blotz for assistance with the experimental work and to George Frink for valuable discussions."<-> Blotz did the work, and Frink explained to me what it meant.
"A careful analysis of obtainable data..."<-> Three pages of notes were obliterated when I knocked over a glass of beer.
"A statistically oriented projection of the findings..."<-> Wild guess.
"A highly significant area for exploratory study..."<-> A totally useless topic suggested by my committee.
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