plagiarism

Plagiarism

This could probably mean using other people’s words.

No big deal.

I use some other people’s words, too.

And they use my words, too.

Frankly I am greatly complimented every time they use my words.

Particularly if thety are Very Important people,

such as Heads of State.

It is all in the matter of having the same thought.

Afterwards words may come out similarly.

Plagiarized court decision?

 

The Up Law Professors have accused a Justice of the Supreme Court for plagiarizing his decision.

Mayhaps the attributes to the author of the plagiarized decison was not included in his decision by unintentional omission.

Whatever is the case, I sometimes quote a verse from a writer of long ago and I neglect to include the name of the author for reasons that the author’s name has been lapsed in my memory, and the quotation was so famous anyway that the anybody using that verse is pardoned for using that verse as long as he does not say he said it himself, or enclosed the verse in quotation marks.

Por ejemplo, the phrase “in hoc signo vincit” may be mentioned in anybody’s writings with no guilt for him plagiarizing it. Or perhaps the phrase “boogles the mind”—-while I refrain from using this phrase, this is not because of the fear of plagiarism on my part, but because the phrase has been so much overused that it has become a stock  reference for the word “confuses.” People who use this phrase are actually guilty of not  knowing what other phrase to substitute for it , and as such, are broadcasting to the public that they actually have no expanded vocabulary of words in their mental libraries.

Now, going back to the UP Professors,(ang gulo naman ninyong kausap…), there is more to this than meets the eye.

Have we ever considered that this accusation of plagiarism is due to the neverending  jealousies between the universities?

Gad! These people have yet to grow up!

 humph