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Postby MichaelXY » Fri Oct 31, 2008 2:46 am

My pepper paper?
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Postby canalon » Mon Nov 03, 2008 7:41 pm

A few typos (et. al should be italicised, beware spaces et give a good look at your bibliography) but one thing made me cringe:
Thanks to clever planning by Mother Nature...

Mother nature does not plan!
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Postby MichaelXY » Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:51 am

canalon wrote:A few typos (et. al should be italicised, beware spaces et give a good look at your bibliography) but one thing made me cringe:
Thanks to clever planning by Mother Nature...

Mother nature does not plan!


I guess your right, that was not a proper thing to say in a semi academic paper. In the past my papers have been very stuffy and technical. I was trying to add a little color to my writing. I made an assumption that since Mother Nature is fictional, the statement would just go over as a form of colorful speech. In retrospect, I see how it sounds bad :(

Luckily this paper was never used beyond this forum as I made a subject change after writing it... Maybe that is why I posted it, as I felt my effort went to waste :)

Thought the chili's trivia might interest a few people.
Thanks for the comments...
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Postby mith » Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:21 am

Aside from the obvious reason as a flavoring in food, there are other economic uses for chilis. Certain compounds are extracted from the fruit and are used in pepper spray, a self defense weapon. Chilis have also found their way into medical products as certain parts of the fruit have anti-microbial properties.


Wouldn't exactly say either of these are "economic" uses.
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Postby MichaelXY » Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:42 am

mith wrote:
Aside from the obvious reason as a flavoring in food, there are other economic uses for chilis. Certain compounds are extracted from the fruit and are used in pepper spray, a self defense weapon. Chilis have also found their way into medical products as certain parts of the fruit have anti-microbial properties.


Wouldn't exactly say either of these are "economic" uses.


Why not?
Grocery Stores sell chilis for economic gain, pepper spray is sold for profit as well.
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Postby mith » Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:21 am

wouldn't it sound better if you said it was commercial use? or consumer use? economic sounds all wall streety
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Postby MichaelXY » Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:36 am

I agree I think the phrase, commercial use does sound better.
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Postby alextemplet » Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:43 pm

Nice paper; I find your writing style approachable and easy to read. As far as constructive criticism, there's a few minor spelling and grammar errors, but I noticed one phrase in particular:

There are two big often asked questions about chilis.


Wouldn't this read better if "big often asked" was changed to "commonly asked"?

Other than that, I enjoyed reading it. So your work was not in vain! ;)
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Postby MichaelXY » Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:53 am

alextemplet wrote:Nice paper; I find your writing style approachable and easy to read. As far as constructive criticism, there's a few minor spelling and grammar errors, but I noticed one phrase in particular:

There are two big often asked questions about chilis.


Wouldn't this read better if "big often asked" was changed to "commonly asked"?

Other than that, I enjoyed reading it. So your work was not in vain! ;)


Yes that does sound better thanks. What spelling errors did you find? I ran spellcheck. Of course all the bio words failed spellchecker.
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