Calvin on how to write

In searching for the Calvin and Hobbes “verbing weirds language” strip, I came across this entertaining piece of advice from Calvin:

It’s only too easy to make fun of academic writing, especially when it strikes the outsider as jargon-filled, and sometimes (as here) the mockery is amply justified. But the trick is to figure out when insider vocabulary has a point and when it’s mostly walling off things from the outsiders and showing off for the insiders.

 

One Response to “Calvin on how to write”

  1. Si Barron Says:

    The Sokal hoax being the funniest example

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