**Maths Terms**

- This is an analogue of - I have to have some excuse for publishing it
- This is of interest in applications - I have to have some excuse for publishing it
- The proof is now complete - I can't finish it
- I cannot follow the details of X's proof - It's wrong
- We omit the details - I can't do it
- This problem is difficult - I don't know the answer
- Without loss of generality - I have done an easy special case
- To fix the ideas - To consider the only case I can do
- X's proof is ingenious - I understand it
- It may be of interest - I have to have some excuse for publishing it
- X's paper is interesting - I don't understand it
- This is a known result but I reproduce the proof for the convenience of the reader - My paper isn't long enough
- Par arbus de language - In the terminology used by other authors
- It is natural to begin with the following considerations - We have to start somewhere
- This was proved by X but the following proof may present points of interest - I can't understand X
- To simplify the notation - It's too much trouble to change now
- It will be observed that - I hope you have not noticed that
- It is obvious - I can't prove it
- The details may be left to the reader - I can't do it
- I wish to thank the referee for his suggestions - I loused it up
- By a straightforward computation - I lost my notes
- This problem is trivial - I know the answer
- This result is well-known - I can't find the reference