We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I dunno, I've always thought it was "adjectives" that separate the vocabulary-rich from the vocabulary-poor. People who overuse adverbs are trying too hard to level the verbal playing field. It just doesn't work.
Deirdre McCloskey wrote a wonderful paper on the lack of significance in statistical significance. Basically saying something is statistically significant means the numbers involved fall within a standard set of expectations which are meaningful, but says nothing about whether the study itself is meaningful.
In my industry, we have a group which certifies vendors. The certification basically is meaningless. All it does is assure anyone using the vendor that the vendor's measurements and products do what they say it can do. The certification says nothing at all about the value of the vendor's products, which could be nothing more than snake oil.
This is statistical significance applied to business...