Funny Phrases: Whet Your Appetite

by • April 28, 2015
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It’s no wonder that many people misspell the phrase “whet your appetite.” After all, your mouth waters when your appetite is stirred, so why wouldn’t the phrase be spelled as “wet your appetite”? In its most literal sense, “whet” means to sharpen like you would a knife… MORE →

Speak Like a Scientist: 4 Words to Try Using Differently

by • April 27, 2015
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Scientific writing is known for its precision and accuracy. Other forms of written and spoken communication, however, are often filled with confusing and ambiguous vocabulary. Here are four words we’ve poached from the scientific world that should be adopted in non-scientific communication. Abstract In scientific writing, an… MORE →