Saturday, August 18, 2007

You guys need to learn the language

Brazen Hussy's post this morning reminded me of something that makes me laugh every time I think about it.

I'm editing a proceedings volume from a workshop I ran last year, and my supervisor submitted a paper to it. We recently (finally!) got her paper back from reviewers, and they said it needed editing by a native English speaker.

My supervisor is American.


Geeka said...

One of my favorite things to do is to guess the author on papers that have 5+ authors from obviously different countries.

On a similar note, there is a grammar nazi in our department (image goddess's boss) who didn't give anyone an A on a lab write up, because we all said data instead of datum for something.

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