|01-05-2007, 02:22 PM||#1|
I was in a Wal-Mart buying a large bag of Purina for my dogs and was
in line to check out. A woman behind me asked if I had a
I was feeling a bit crabby so on impulse, I told her no, I was
starting 'The Purina Diet' again, although I probably shouldn't because I'd
ended up in the hospital last time, but that I'd lost 50 pounds before I
awakened in an intensive care unit with tubes coming out of most of
my orifices and IV's in both arms.
Her eyes about bugged out of her head. I went on and on with the
bogus story and she was totally buying it. I told her that it was an
easy, inexpensive diet and that the way it works is to load your pockets
or purse with Purina nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you
The package said the food is nutritionally complete so I was going
to try it again.
I have to mention here that practically everyone in the line was by
now enthralled with my story, particularly a tall guy behind her.
Horrified, she asked if something in the dog food had poisoned me
and was that why I ended up in the hospital. I said no......I'd been
sitting in the street, licking my butt when a car hit me.
|01-05-2007, 03:12 PM||#9|
"Plagiarism involves a question as to the true authorship of some writing, or what can be reduced to writing, as a musical score, in the case of music, or a film script, in the case of film. It is distinguished from forgery where the authenticity of the writing, document, or some other kind of object, itself is in question.
The activity, denoted by the verb, plagiarise, is claiming authorship for another's writing. Plagiarism, a noun, denotes the thing, the text which instantiates the plagiarism.
Generally, the duplication of non-written matter, as one's own, or as original, is not an instance of plagiarism, but of forgery. But when a piece of writing is falsely presented and intentionally fabriated as someone else's, when it is not, it becomes an instance of forgery. For example, signing someone else's signature on someone else's check is not an instance of plagiarism (except perhaps trivially so), but an instance of forgery.
More particularly, it is the practise of claiming, or implying, original authorship, or incorporates material from someone else's writing, in whole or in part, into ones own, without adequate acknowledgment.
Within academia, plagiarism is seen as academic dishonesty and is a serious subject to academic censure.
Plagiarism may occur unintentionally as when an author fails to include quotations or give the appropriate citation.
These principles apply to written or printed text. Oral discourse or presentations do not seem to be the subjects of the rules of plagiarism.
Plagiarism is independent of copyright infringement. Where both terms are appropriate, they emphasize different aspects of the transgression. Copyright infringement is a violation of the the rights of the copyright holder, which involve the loss of income and artistic control of the material when used without his consent. On the other hand, plagiarism involves the loss of reputation of the second person, that of the plagiarist.
Under the copyright laws of the United States, copying a small portion of a text, placing in appropriate quotation, and citing the original source, for the purpose (for example) of review or criticism, is fair use."
~Me, just now. Not wikipedia at all.
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