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    meaning of sentence

    Though I know the meaning of each word except 'duh', I have failed to realize the meaning of the following sentence.

    "Why do researchers get so many grants to do stuff that's like, well, duh?"

    Would anybody like to explain the meaning of above sentence?

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    Re: meaning of sentence

    "Duh" means "meaningless" in that sentence.

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    Re: meaning of sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    "Duh" means "meaningless" in that sentence.
    I think "obvious" is the meaning. How many times do you read about a study like "people feel more confident when they are drunk" or "children prefer to eat ice cream instead of broccoli?"

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    Re: meaning of sentence

    It is still meaningless for a study.

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    Re: meaning of sentence

    Actually doing the study might be meaningless but I agree with SoothingDave that in this sentence, "duh" replaces "that gives a result we could all have given without anyone doing the study" (obvious).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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