Friday, 29 June 2007

Hijklmno

“It is now found that the thoughts and moods that you have can affect how water crystallizes.” [1] Indeed the ice-cubes in my freezer are there because of the thought that I shall often be in the mood to drop one or two into a stiff drink after having read something in an academic journal.

[1] Müjde Ker-Dincer, “Educators Role as Spiritually Intelligent Leaders in Educational Institutions”, International Journal of Human Sciences, Vol.4:1, 2007.

9 comments:

Cleanthes said...

Deogolwulf old chap,

I'm possibly being a bit slow, but you might need to explain the relevance of the title for this post...

Deogolwulf said...

Aha! You'll kick yourself when you see its relevance.

dearieme said...

cleanthes, do have a Friday evening G & T and peruse it again. It's a solid wee joke.

Anyhoo, I see that the good Professor doesn't "do" apostrophes.

Deogolwulf said...

On the contrary, Dearieme, the good Professor does occasionally dabble:

"Educators are the ones who affect their students’ lives as being their significant others who the
students look up to their behaviors."

Sad to see, however, that she let the rest of the sentence slip.

dearieme said...

It might be useful to gather all such stuff together in one place - "The International Journal of Accumulated Illiteracy".

dearieme said...

And another thing. On one of my favourite science blogs recently, a discussion seemed to conclude that "genetically unrelated conspecifics" might well refer to "not close kin". Still, clumsiness, pomposity and affectation are none of them as bad as drivelling vacuity.

P.S. Clue for Cleanthes: think "science".

David Duff said...

Bugger! Excuse my Anglo-Saxon. The penny just dropped (or teh ice just melted) and I have got the joke. Wasn't it once a clue in The Times' crossword?

Paul Davies said...

Quite possibly, David. I remember my science teacher using it once, and he must have stolen it from somewhere...

Deogolwulf said...

"Wasn't it once a clue in The Times' crossword?"

I think so. HIJKLMNO (5).