The most common phrase heard in academia

My travels through numerous academic departments over the years, past open office doors, leads me to believe that there is one statement that is heard more than any other….

Even the most mild mannered of academics….even those wearing tweed jackets with elbow patches and bowties…..

What is this statement, I hear you cry?

Slipping standard? Grade inflation? REF?

No, no and no

For those of you working in Universities, it will not surprise you to hear that the most common phrase heard is………

FOR FUCK’S SAKE!!!!!!!!!!!

A perfectly understandable one, if you’ve ever worked in academia. A catch all phrase that can be used in reference to online databases, student essays, external examiner’s “comments”, the REF

But not to be used with your HoD

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