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24 Academic Tweets That Will Make You Laugh And Then Cry

You should totally read this instead of finishing the grant proposal that's due by midnight.

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Reason to do a PhD #19: woman having baby on plane "Is there a Dr on board" Me: yes lol *gets out laptop and loads up MATLAB* #phdchat

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At a tech startup talk. This is what they say about working w academics @Worse_Reviewer @AcademicsSay

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Deep down, academics want the same thing as everyone else: acceptance, with minor revisions.

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Learning how to introduce yourself creatively at conferences. #phdchat

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Let's give proper credit. https://t.co/pY0fCVIsld

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Take your publishing sob stories and tell them to the first author of this paper https://t.co/kuBRSOmM10

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Reviews... Me: Here is a faster horse R1: You should have used my donkey R2: This is not a horse, it's a mule R3: I want a unicorn!

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“I understand Wikipedia is not the best source of information, however…based on the information from Wikipedia, your hypothesis breaks down"

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My Halloween costume this year is Sexy NASA Budget. It barely covers anything.

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There was a textbook rep at my door. She told me she was "waiting for the professor". I said, "okay!" And let her wait. At my office door.

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Oh you have a PhD, how nice. Just put your CV in this "collection box".

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When you ask a UK academic for their opinion on the governments Higher Education policies #phdchat

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When you have so much work to do but decide to take a nap instead.

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Cop: Know why I stopped u? Scientist: No Cop: How much science u do tonite? Scientist: Just one-[test tube falls from coat] Cop: Get out

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I don't think the IRB would approve of your crap, sir. 💁🏻 @Grad_SchoolProb #gradschoolprobs #doyouevenresearch

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Unsolicited advice for early career academics: Find meaningful things in your life that have permanence, because your job isn't that thing.

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"Your résume says you spent 4 years in England. What were you doing?" *flashback to me trying to find the actual Hogwarts* "Grad school."

Kelly Oakes is science editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.

Contact Kelly Oakes at kelly.oakes@buzzfeed.com.

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