What is the most quoted phrase of scientists?

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Re: What is the most quoted phrase of scientists?

Postby BioWizard on December 1st, 2014, 4:54 pm 

Cosmo » 01 Dec 2014 02:03 pm wrote:One of my most frequently blurted exclamations is: Holy shitballs!


Mine is close, s/shitballs/shitsnacks. I caught it from a show called Archer, and it just stuck. Not proud of it.

(sorry moderators, feel free to trash my post if this isn't appropriate)
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Re: The most quoted phrase of scientists?

Postby Faradave on December 1st, 2014, 6:14 pm 

"Further research is needed." - If they're research scientists (as I was).
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Re: The most quoted phrase of scientists?

Postby BioWizard on December 1st, 2014, 6:38 pm 

Faradave » 01 Dec 2014 06:14 pm wrote:"Further research is needed." - If they're research scientists (as I was).


And they'll have an answer within 5-10 years - aka 1-2 funding cycles ;)
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Re: What is the most quoted phrase of scientists?

Postby Watson on December 1st, 2014, 6:54 pm 

I thought of that first. I should have told some body, besides the cat.
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Re: What is the most quoted phrase of scientists?

Postby wolfhnd on December 1st, 2014, 7:25 pm 

When faced with relentless people determined to inject some irrelevant data into a discussion I dismissively say

"whatever"

So much so that at my retirement I was presented a framed piece of paper with the word whatever printed on it.
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Re: What is the most quoted phrase of scientists?

Postby Watson on December 1st, 2014, 9:12 pm 

That's what the cat said.
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Re: What is the most quoted phrase of scientists?

Postby TaliaAS on May 9th, 2015, 12:36 pm 

I say 'Well that doesn't seem right,' and 'What the hell just happened?' often.
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Re: What is the most quoted phrase of scientists?

Postby TheVat on May 9th, 2015, 2:06 pm 

"Let me put this another way...."
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Re: What is the most quoted phrase of scientists?

Postby Hendrick Laursen on May 9th, 2015, 2:56 pm 

Either I'll find a way, or shall make one!
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Re: What is the most quoted phrase of scientists?

Postby Eclogite on May 10th, 2015, 1:01 am 

"Why?"
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Re: What is the most quoted phrase of scientists?

Postby BadgerJelly on May 14th, 2015, 5:23 am 

"Oooops!"
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Re: What is the most quoted phrase of scientists?

Postby Watson on May 14th, 2015, 3:39 pm 

That can't be.
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Re: What is the most quoted phrase of scientists?

Postby TheVat on March 4th, 2017, 4:45 pm 

"The year which has passed...has not, indeed, been marked by any of those striking discoveries which at once revolutionize...the department of science on which they bear...."

-- Thomas Bell, president of the Linnean Society, in a speech to the Society a few months after the presentation at the Society of abstracts and papers by Alfred Wallace and Charles Darwin concerning their new theory of the transmutation of species by the process of natural selection.
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Re: What is the most quoted phrase of scientists?

Postby Dave_Oblad on March 4th, 2017, 5:02 pm 

Hi all,

The OP asks not the most Frequent Phrase but the most Quoted Phrase.

Thus my Favorite is:

Dead Chemist: "I drank what?"

Or another is:

Manager: "I can't help but be concerned when I see everyone running out of the Lab."

Best Wishes All,
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