Monday, November 19, 2007

Science-isms or I am a Geek

I know I have been in the lab too long when I start saying stuff like:

When explaining cooking directions, I say allow it to equilibrate (rather than allow it to come to room temperature).

When explaining another recipe, I say allow it to incubate for 12 hours (rather than marinate overnight).

When asking how to make something, I talk about looking up a protocol (rather than looking up a recipe.)

When standing in line, I ask people how long is the queue (instead of asking how long it takes being in line)


Blogger William the Coroner said...

You've been hanging around too many Brits, if you're queueing

Monday, November 19, 2007 7:24:00 PM  
Blogger AYDIN Ă–RSTAN said...

I like to use the word precipitate. There is a precipitate on the bottom of my glass.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 2:34:00 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Although there is a Brit influence in my lab, I am afraid it is due to other factors as well.

I realize that you reminded me that I also use the word precipitate. I use it to the point where I forget that it is not a common word in the vogue context. It certainly is nice to see that I am not the only one in this regard.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007 1:58:00 PM  

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