Link Love

I’m sorry I haven’t been on the ball, guys.  Work has been crazy busy.  I’m doing a lot of service in conjunction with our student diversity association AND I have another associate editor position and… I’m probably going to need a root canal but while I wait for that appointment I cannot chew on the side of my mouth with the temporary crown… AND there’s been a lot of research stuff going on  (I currently have nothing under review for a good reason instead of a bad one!)  (But also… I currently have nothing under review… )

People say this is an important article with lots of people risking their careers for it… but also people are burned out.

An expanded list of one-stop bail fund donating.

Holy excrement this thread on the potential amendments to the constitution prior to the civil war.  A must read.

I was today years old when I learned that you’re always supposed to have a comma after “e.g.”

Someone did a fancy gussied up version of the only card trick I know!

13 Responses to “Link Love”

  1. independentclause Says:

    The textbook is terrible. But I do often feel as if my pain needs to be shared and be validated by others. (I am Jewish.) (It is still a terrible textbook.)

    But more seriously, a comma after “e.g.” AND “i.e.” but not “cf.” (Here’s my goofy blog post on the subject: https://fangsandclause.wordpress.com/2011/10/05/official-list-of-latin-mumbo-jumbo-i-mean-scholarly-abbreviations/)

  2. FF Says:

    AMA style doesn’t use the periods (e.g., eg and ie). It looks so wrong to me.

    Several years ago, I woke up in the hospital after being sedated for an upper GI endoscopy to hear a conversation between some staff members, one of whom said, “Well, you know how Jewish people are,” and the rest agreeing. I wasn’t sure if they were talking about me (and why), someone else, or just prejudiced. Needless to say, it made me very uncomfortable. I wish I had spoken up at the time (of course, that probably would have reinforced the stereotype).

  3. teresa Says:

    The nursing textbook makes me want to vomit. Then I had 3 immediate thoughts that made me even more angry.
    -There is no “white” culture segment because duh, they are assuming the students are white and so is the default “normal” patient and that white patients’ pain responses are always normal, appropriate, and expected. Which is unsurprising and also obnoxious.
    -It’s way more explicit but not especially different to a lot of ideas I heard expressed in my own medical training
    -(Probably worst) Guarantee the people who wrote and included that were quite pleased with themselves for “teaching cultural competence” and “including diverse experiences” in their text. The (largely white) faculty who taught stuff like that to my classmates and I certainly were.

    More happily, the #AllCountriesMatter threads are amazing

  4. xykademiqz Says:

    LOL I saw the Astley Paradox the other day on Twitter, and it’s been a gift that keeps on giving. Btw, I started following Wholesome Memes (@WholesomeMeme) sometime ago, and let me tell you, it’s exactly what I need. Mildly funny, greatly heartwarming.

    That tone-deaf, racist blurb about pain in med book is vomit inducing. (They basically call black people hysterics, exaggerating their pain. The whole text brims with stereotypes.)

    The commas after e.g. and i.e. are the hills where many a grad student manuscript draft has died, slain by my red pen. Bwahaha!

  5. middle_class Says:

    I am today years old when I finally learned the difference between e.g.and i.e.

    Note that I will probably keep using i.e. most of the time…

    • nicoleandmaggie Says:

      Id est is enough like Spanish that I can remember what it means (thus, e.g. is the other one I use a lot). I’m always having to look up C.f., but I also mostly don’t use it, maybe once every 3 publications.

      • FF Says:

        Mnemonic: e.g. = for eg-zample.

        Also, cf. only has a period after the f, none after the c. I don’t think it’s used in biomedical writing–I’ve never used it myself, and I couldn’t find anything about it in the AMA Manual of Style.


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