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Twitter account shut down for exposing Academics poor work to ridicule

The twitter account that was shut down for peer reviewing other Academics work has been replaced with this twitter account which seems to be continuing on the work done by the first account.Social Justice Bullies declared ?war on the original twitter account when they realised that an anonymous colleague was exposing their research to ridicule.

A popular Twitter account that highlighted ridiculous academic papers from the social sciences and humanities ? some taxpayer-funded ? was abruptly deleted recently apparently because critics threatened to expose the name of the anonymous tweeter, who feared career-ending retaliation from campus colleagues.

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Jones v Yet Another Academic

Sir Bob Jones thinks “mangled language is now the norm”. ?He calls out John Key, Simon Bridges and an academic with a doctorate from Harvard:

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright, has degrees from Canterbury University and California’s Berkley, plus a doctorate from Harvard, and she can’t speak English.

Jones opines that promoting the Maori language is a waste of time and money:

There’s been a sharp decline in language standards in recent decades, which ought to be a matter for concern. Yet ironically, it’s coincided with a growing romanticising about redundant languages, illustrated in New Zealand by the waste promoting Maori.

And gives an example of what is happening in the world with other redundant languages:

The same nonsense occurs elsewhere, such as in Wales, while National Geographic magazine is forever wringing its hands about the last two survivors, now in their 90s, who are the only remaining speakers of Wagamishoo or whatever. This is silly. It doesn’t matter and to extrapolate knowledge of a language as revealing the soul of the people and similar claptrap, as spouted here by the Maori language proponents, is sheer fantasy.

Underemployed in his semi-retirement, Sir Bob has just completed a soon-to-be-published book.

I have just completed writing a soon-to-be-published book on an aspect of our contemporary language following six years of hobbyist research. I thoroughly enjoyed this exercise but I certainly don’t romanticise it. Rather, language is a tool, nothing more and undoubtedly it is the prime reason for homo sapiens’ rise to the top of the animal world.

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