While “academic” might not be as accurate as “social scientific” in this statement, I like the notion enough to give it a sort of permanent self-retweet here:
The more complex the thing you're writing about, the more precise your language has to be. Academic writing is *not* onomatopoeia.—
Scott Wolford (@nocodecub) November 15, 2012
It’s tough to remember—and even tougher to put into practice when you think you’ve found a way to say something that turns out to be too clever by half—so let’s just call this another public commitment for my own work.