Plagiarism

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Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:34 am Post

Going by memory the various "victims" had contacted the service provider, ISP and a company that designed the skin. As the comments have been deleted I cannot post proof.

No Vic K's were hurt in the creation of this product which is under guarantee and bonded to be pure.
There was also no mention of fisting, docking or glue sniffing.

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Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:36 am Post

Thequietone wrote:There was also no mention of fisting, docking or glue sniffing.

That will insure that vic-k will not read any further.
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Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:25 am Post

Seems anything that's posted online is considered fair use. At least to some.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-20021 ... =cnetRiver

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Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:36 am Post

Yes I intended to post that.
The arrogance of the woman who said she had improved the piece without charge to the writer.
Unbelievable.

Moral of the story. If you post online create a Google alert for sections of text.
Then go for the kill.

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Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:54 am Post

Thequietone wrote: ... said she had improved the piece without charge to the writer.

I think that equates for outrageousness with a Professor here, who in the preface to a book he published on English wrote ... in amongst strings of excellent Chinglish:
We Chinese have improved the English language.

:twisted:
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PS Not your comment Paul ... the woman.
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Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:22 am Post

The Chinese have improved English !

Even I lack the arrogance of that statement. I love English as it is so exact. It accommodates other countries words and accepts euphemisms for what they are; fake covering words.

We can do so much with it. Garage manuals and what happens in the soul.
If you can appreciate this you are privileged.

I am not however and shall go back to perfecting my hamster Hammond organ. Now wheres my mallett ?

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Sat Nov 06, 2010 4:01 am Post

I love English too, even more, as a theoretical linguist I love English.

Firstly, some Chinese actually believe there is a "Chinglish" dialect ... There's not; there's just millions of Chinese who have no real grasp of the logic and structure of English who mangle it in all sorts of random ways. There are two rules which seem to hold, though, whatever it is you're trying to say:

(1) If in doubt what form of the verb to use, use the past (simple; "non-progressive" is a better term!) tense;
(2) If in real doubt use "would" — they are taught that it's more polite if you use would, so when making a statement "The train would leave at 1400 hrs" is a more polite way of saying "The train leaves at 1400 hrs".

All of this is not helped by 99% of foreign experts here, who are asked to help with editing textbooks, and basically do as little as they can. I had a colleague who told me that he had been asked over the summer to edit a new textbook for "College English" -- i.e. non-English-major -- students. The conversation went on like this:

Mark: Oh I did one the year before last.
He: Yeah, it took me 5 hours!
Mark: (disbelief) 5 hours?
He: Yeah, it took me 5 hours to edit!
Mark: When I did mine, I spent 5 hours or more on each unit!! (20 units)
He: Oh I just corrected a few howling errors with articles or verbs.

So what can we expect?

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Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:00 pm Post

All wisdom is plagiarism; only stupidity is original.


This is a quote I have seen somewhere, but can not remember where.
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