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Subject: Parody jargon is indistinguishable from real jargon
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Date: 2018-08-22T15:56:34
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A while back I wrote:

The standard presentation, above, demonstrates that the Petersen graph is nonplanar, since it obviously contracts to !!K_5!!.

To someone not versed in graph theory, this not only isn't obvious, it's unintelligible. In fact, it's indistinguishable from a meaningless parody:

The Cosell configuration, shown above, is semispatulated, since it obviously extends to a !!\zeta!!-complete net.

The amusing web site arXiv vs. snarXiv demonstrates this beautifully. It presents you with titles of two physics papers, one real, and one generated at random, and invites you to guess which is the real one.

I got six out of 10 correct, partly by luck. As it says, this is better than a monkey. Or at least a less-lucky monkey.