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    • #10357
      MichaelXY
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      My pepper paper?

      Your pepper paper thoughts?

    • #86928
      canalon
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      A few typos (et. al should be italicised, beware spaces et give a good look at your bibliography) but one thing made me cringe:

      quote :

      Thanks to clever planning by Mother Nature…

      Mother nature does not plan!

    • #86931
      MichaelXY
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      quote canalon:

      A few typos (et. al should be italicised, beware spaces et give a good look at your bibliography) but one thing made me cringe:

      quote :

      Thanks to clever planning by Mother Nature…

      Mother nature does not plan!

      I guess your right, that was not a proper thing to say in a semi academic paper. In the past my papers have been very stuffy and technical. I was trying to add a little color to my writing. I made an assumption that since Mother Nature is fictional, the statement would just go over as a form of colorful speech. In retrospect, I see how it sounds bad 🙁

      Luckily this paper was never used beyond this forum as I made a subject change after writing it… Maybe that is why I posted it, as I felt my effort went to waste 🙂

      Thought the chili’s trivia might interest a few people.
      Thanks for the comments…

    • #86932
      mith
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      quote :

      Aside from the obvious reason as a flavoring in food, there are other economic uses for chilis. Certain compounds are extracted from the fruit and are used in pepper spray, a self defense weapon. Chilis have also found their way into medical products as certain parts of the fruit have anti-microbial properties.

      Wouldn’t exactly say either of these are "economic" uses.

    • #86934
      MichaelXY
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      quote mith:

      quote :

      Aside from the obvious reason as a flavoring in food, there are other economic uses for chilis. Certain compounds are extracted from the fruit and are used in pepper spray, a self defense weapon. Chilis have also found their way into medical products as certain parts of the fruit have anti-microbial properties.

      Wouldn’t exactly say either of these are “economic” uses.

      Why not?
      Grocery Stores sell chilis for economic gain, pepper spray is sold for profit as well.

    • #86935
      mith
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      wouldn’t it sound better if you said it was commercial use? or consumer use? economic sounds all wall streety

    • #86936
      MichaelXY
      Participant

      I agree I think the phrase, commercial use does sound better.

    • #86939
      alextemplet
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      Nice paper; I find your writing style approachable and easy to read. As far as constructive criticism, there’s a few minor spelling and grammar errors, but I noticed one phrase in particular:

      quote :

      There are two big often asked questions about chilis.

      Wouldn’t this read better if "big often asked" was changed to "commonly asked"?

      Other than that, I enjoyed reading it. So your work was not in vain! 😉

    • #86957
      MichaelXY
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      quote alextemplet:

      Nice paper; I find your writing style approachable and easy to read. As far as constructive criticism, there’s a few minor spelling and grammar errors, but I noticed one phrase in particular:

      quote :

      There are two big often asked questions about chilis.

      Wouldn’t this read better if “big often asked” was changed to “commonly asked”?

      Other than that, I enjoyed reading it. So your work was not in vain! 😉

      Yes that does sound better thanks. What spelling errors did you find? I ran spellcheck. Of course all the bio words failed spellchecker.

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