Friday, February 06, 2009

My people are nerdier than your people

As I walked by two of my labmates today, one of them was introducing a visitor to the other.

LM1: "I initially falsely synonomized you with Robert!"
LM2: "He does phenotypically converge with Robert."

Translation into English:
LM1: "I mistook you for Robert at first!"
LM2: "He does look a lot like Robert."

Note that while the English version is shorter and easier to read, the original is easier for people in my line of work to say.

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