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Friday Fun: 18 euphemisms for “I haven’t a f*cking clue” that make ignorance seem really intelligent

18 euphemisms for “I haven’t a f*cking clue” that make ignorance seem really intelligent

18 euphemisms for “I haven’t a f*cking clue” that make ignorance seem really intelligent

“What are the technical terms, in your field, for ‘dunno’?

In medicine there’s ‘idiopathic’

In archeology/anthropology there’s ‘ritual purposes’

How do you professionally term ‘we haven’t got a clue’?”

“In psychology, it is “we thank the reviewer for raising this important question, but it is beyond the scope of the present paper” ;)”

“In linguistics, calling a word a “pragmatic marker” is often a clear sign that we don’t have a clue what it means.”

“In software engineering, we say “the issue was not reproducible”

“In Law: “It depends.”

“In cosmology: dark matter and dark energy.”

“In software development it’s “It works on my machine” ;)”

“In transcription, [inaudible].”

“In math/physics, “_____ is left as an exercise for the reader””

I suggest a few for librarianship (Add more in comments):

“Can’t be known.”

“Requires further research . . . leave it with me.”

“Are you sure you spelled that right?  Are there any synonyms?”

“Do you know any other researchers asking this question?”

“Your research request appears to have been lost.”

“These querstions are suggetsed by the researach b

Posted on: January 11, 2019, 6:59 am Category: Uncategorized