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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Words I don't like to see being used


Here's a bad example of usage, from Express Science: Here, we elucidate this question by using 26 years of satellite data to drive a simple physical model for estimating the temperature response of the ocean mixed layer to changes in aerosol loadings.

Now, why don't the authors just answer the question!? No, they elucidate it. But to explain a question is not the same thing as to answer it.