Ten Rules if you Want to Date my Daughter AND you don't want to commit PLAGIARISM
Plagiarism - from Merriam-Webster.com OnLine - transitive senses : to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source
intransitive senses : to commit literary theft : present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source
- pla·gia·riz·er noun
My personal bailiwick - I abhor when someone does a copy and paste bit on some funny spinning around on the Internet and then posts it somewhere and doesn't say - hey, I didn't write this, don't know who did, but if you want to think *I* did, I won't correct you until I am called on it.
This happened recently. One of the Sycophants - as in Poison Ivey and the Sycophants (oooooh! I have ALL their HIT!) In fact, the lead Sycophant frequently posts such drivel. Now, this is a 'man' (forgive me while I flash hash) who is a self-proclaimed 'Author'. In fact, he has claimed to have found an agent for his 'novel'. We wait....... but I digress.
Our lead Sycophant recently posted Ten Rules IF you Want to Date My Daughter. He didn't say it was his writing, but he didn't say - hey, got this in email, thought it was cute, thought you'd like to read it... NOPE.
Now, I have read excerpts from 'the NOVEL' (key in Darth Vadar voiceover) and suffice it to say, my poodle has written better dialogue on the Ligustrum. With a 5 alarm hangover, both halves of my brain tied behind my back, in short, if I were in a coma, I would be able to recognize that there is simply no way this green toothed bottom feeder could have written this piece. To tie a bow on it, the piece was good.
So, 12 nanoseconds later, I had the author's website where his wife wrote about how he had written the 10 rules etc. I emailed . Then, I checked another link.
There, after The Ten Rules If you Want to date my daughter were the words...
Copyright 1998 W. Bruce Cameron http://www.wbrucecameron.com/
I checked back to the first site today when I got an email from him. He'd changed the attribution accordingly and apologized.
Imagine that. Now, chestthumper claims to be a computer savvy kind of guy, so I would have guessed that he would have been able to find a search engine quicker than he could find his ass with both hands. Oh - there's the rub. There I go assuming again.
Here's the kicker! He writes - Okay Selah. That's enough. The email that I received had no copyright notice.
Also, I have never claimed that any of these peices posted here are my own work. If they were my own work, I'd post them on THAT Writesight my wife and I just scammed.