This original translation table by CD Graham Jr published in Metal Progress 71, 75 (1957) remains timeless…
|It has long been known that. . . .||I haven’t bothered to look up the original reference|
|. . . of great theoretical and practical importance||. . . interesting to me|
|While it has not been possible to provide definite answers to these questions . . .||The experiments didn’t work out, but I figured I could at least get a publication out of it|
|The W-Pb system was chosen as especially suitable to show the predicted behaviour. . . .||The fellow in the next lab had some already made up|
|High-purity . . .
Very high purity . . .
Extremely high purity . . .
Super-purity . . .
Spectroscopically pure . . .
|Composition unknown except for the exaggerated claims of the supplier|
|A fiducial reference line . . .||A scratch|
|Three of the samples were chosen for detailed study . . .||The results on the others didn’t make sense and were ignored|
|. . . accidentally strained during mounting||. . . dropped on the floor|
|. . . handled with extreme care throughout the experiments||. . . not dropped on the floor|
|Typical results are shown . . .||The best results are shown|
|Although some detail has been lost in reproduction, it is clear from the original micrograph that . . .||It is impossible to tell from the micrograph|
|Presumably at longer times . . .||I didn’t take time to find out|
|The agreement with the predicted curve is excellent||fair|
|. . as good as could be expected||non-existent|
|These results will be reported at a later date||I might possibly get around to this sometime|
|The most reliable values are those of Jones||He was a student of mine|
|It is suggested that . . .
It is believed that . . .
It may be that . . .
|It is generally believed that . . .||A couple of other guys think so too|
|It might be argued that . . .||I have such a good answer to this objection that I shall now raise it|
|It is clear that much additional work will be required before a complete understanding . . .||I don’t understand it|
|Unfortunately, a quantitative theory to account for these effects has not been formulated||Neither does anybody else|
|Correct within an order of magnitude||Wrong|
|It is to be hoped that this work will stimulate further work in the field||This paper isn’t very good, but neither are any of the others in this miserable subject|
|Thanks are due to Joe Glotz for assistance with the experiments and to John Doe for valuable discussions||Glotz did the work and Doe explained what it meant|