Post # 1
I just saw something on tv about ‘E. Coli’in lettuce.
It’s E. coli
I would forgive the lack of underlining or italics, but capitalizing the C is too much.
Also, I HATE when people talk about PH or worse, Ph.
It’s pH! The p symbolizes a function, similar to + or * why mess with it?
Post # 3
@AB Bride: I agree. The one that bugs me is the use of theory/hypothesis.
Post # 4
Haha yeah… I remember watching an episode of Bones and they were talking force in terms of Newton-meters. I stopped watching after that.
Post # 5
yes! I completely agree! My big pet peeve: correlation versus causation, just because they’re correlated doesn’t mean one caused the other!
Post # 6
@StarryNight2011: Maybe I’m too forgiving, as I tend to let that one slide. I can see where it would bug others though!
@RunsWithBears: That one is just weird.
@alejandria: That also drives me nuts!
Post # 7
Sheldon: You’ve dedicated your lifes work to educate the general populus about complex sciencific ideas.
Dr. Greene: Yes, in part.
Sheldon: Have you ever considered trying to do something useful? Perhaps reading to the elderly?
Post # 8
@AB Bride: Lol!!!! I’m with you girl!!!
Post # 9
@alejandria: +1! Seriously people!
Post # 10
Oh I sympathize. I’m a historian, and if I had a nickel for every time I saw history misrepresented, particularly by politicians, I’d never have to work again!
Post # 11
@alejandria: Ugh, that one gets me every time, too.
@StarryNight2011: I hate when people who don’t understand the meaning of “theory” say things like, “Evolution is just a theory, not a fact!” The scientific process allows room for revision in light of new evidence. Math class is across the hall, honey–I think you’ll have better luck over there.
One of my pet peeves, which is specific to my industry, is when people say, “herbicides and pesticides.” Redundant.
Post # 12
meh. I don’t really mind, because I figure that I am most likely making multiple mistakes when I refer to non-science things in my life, and it’s better for people to even be talking about science than not.
Unless people say, “nucular” instead of “nuclear”. Because “nucular” does not exist.
Post # 13
@AB Bride: Yes! I had to go out of my way to lecture biology students about pH vs Ph (and explain the point of the little p and the big H) after my head nearly exploded while grading their lab reports.
@Double_rainbow: I pestered my FI about this soooo much when he was looking for a job in his field. You can’t prove you’re qualified to be an engineer when you constantly screw up a word that is easily within your doman!
Post # 14
@anemonie: I hear the “Evolution is just a theory” a lot when I teach. It bugs me even more because I explain the difference between theory and hypothesis to the class and they still don’t use the terms correctly. *bangs head against wall*
Post # 15
“infuse” and “fusion” mostly when talking about food flavors
Post # 16
When people make statements like evolution is just a theory that does drive me nuts!
@Taeyers: The pH thing is worse when it’s someone promoting a healthy way of eating or a cure for yeast infections or some other pseudo-medical advice.