Monday, February 18, 2008

Fun with Words

pla·gia·rism /ˈpleɪdʒəˌrɪzəm, -dʒiəˌrɪz-/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[pley-juh-riz-uhm, -jee-uh-riz-] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–noun

1. the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work.
2. something used and represented in this manner.


Given that Deval Patrick has said this:

“Sen. Obama and I are longtime friends and allies. We often share ideas about politics, policy and language. The argument in question, on the value of words in the public square, is one about which he and I have spoken frequently before. Given the recent attacks from Sen. Clinton, I applaud him [for] responding in just the way he did.”


doesn't seem to be plagiarism to me. But what about this?


Think Barack gave her permission to use this?

2 comments:

www.thegrandview.wordpress.com said...

I think what happened here is that Hillary purchased her "plagiarism" at the same store you bought your "cheating."

Ez Blogger said...

true or not, that was a funny video.

If they prove they taped the walk through, they SHOULD come down very hard.

I don't have an opinion on whether it is true or not, but that would be an egregious sin if proven.