Tuesday, 24 April 2007

A Dearieme-ism

“Many years ago I had a few years of seeing ‘social science’ data — and social scientists — close up. That’s when I realised that, in that world, usually ‘data’ is the plural of bollock.”
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Dearieme, commenting on David Duff, “The Freemasons of Science”, Duff and Nonsense (Weblog), 22nd April 2007.

3 comments:

dearieme said...

Och, if I'd known you were going to quote me I'd have polished it up a bit. Anyway, Mr Lorenz Hart rhymed "data" with "that-a is that-a". When did everyone start saying "dayta"? Perhaps about the time they started saying "reesearch" and "fyenance"?

David Duff said...

You see, that's the sort of 'class', or should I say 'clarse', that 'Dearieme' adds to our respective blogs from time to time. Of course, whilst its superfluous to you, I need it desperately!

Deogolwulf said...

It's rather fine as it is, Dearieme.

Mr Duff, yours is in a class of its own (and I don't mean that snidely!)