Originally Posted by Eugene
It's always a surprise to me when academics aren't capable of communicating their thoughts. It makes me wonder whether they've chosen the wrong profession.
It's just because they're so used to talking to Each Other. Academics usually address other academics. They get so used to their jargon and inflated scholarly language, they aren't even aware that it's jargon and/or inflated scholarly language. Academia is a pretty closed world.
Never linger too long with the ignorant,
throw stones at their talk.
Walk only with the lovers,
the mirror of the soul gets rusty when
dipped in muddy water.