Category: ‘Language Corner’

  • 22/01/2015

    Laguage quote (8)

    “Use the smallest word that does the job.”

    EB White

  • 12/01/2015

    Language quote (7)

    “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

    Leonardo di Vinci

  • 20/11/2014

    Language quote (6)

    “Grasp the subject, the words will follow.”

    Cato the Elder

  • 10/11/2014

    Effective communication in science

    I would like to share with you an interesting interview in which the popular actor Alan Alda (well, some of you are too young to remember him) talks about communication in science.


  • 20/06/2014

    Language quote (5)

    “The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.”


  • 27/05/2014

    Language quote (4)

    “Hard writing is easy reading; easy writing is hard reading”

    E. B. White

  • 09/05/2014

    Language quote (3)

    “I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil”

    Truman Capote

  • 03/03/2014

    Language quote (2)

    “Out of clutter, find simplicity.”

    Albert Einstein

  • 31/01/2014

    Language quote (1)

    With this post I would like to start a series of quotes about language that I think are relevant to writing for science, and writing clearly (“plain language”) which are topics that I would like to post about in the future.

    I hope that these and the “Scientific language quotes” give you some “food for thought” regarding the way you write.

    “Don’t use words too big for the subject. Don’t say infinitely when you mean very; otherwise you’ll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.”
    ― C. S. Lewis

  • 13/09/2013

    Relaxing cup of café con leche

    I guess that you’re no stranger to what happened on September 7th when Madrid’s Mayor, Ana Botella (now known as “Anne Bottle”), spoke to representatives of the International Olympic Commitee. She was promoting Madrid as a host city for the 2020 Olympic Games and she gave a speech in English that has now gone viral on the Internet. (more…)


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