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There are sometimes two sets of questions…one with images and one without (same questions). This is for ease of copy and pasting.
Is copying and pasting images or information off the Internet plagiarism? Do you credit those whose work you ‘borrow freely’ or do you think the idea is repugnant? (Credit for this question goes to GC and Sue)
Plagiarism is the “wrongful appropriation” and “stealing and publication” of another author’s “language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions” and the representation of them as one’s own original work. Plagiarism is considered academic dishonesty and a breach of journalistic ethics
I write a lot of my own content, as in stories, reality, factuality, fictionality and poetry, l ask a lot of questions and design prompts – of all the content l personally write it is 100% me – l can use my stuff freely, because it’s mine.
However, equally l repost links from here in WP, use blogger’s names and their content, utilise images and repost quoted quotes … none of which is my content and when l do that l award credit to the source and do not pretend that it is mine.
I use images from the Likes of Pixabay and ImgFlip and even though it is stated l do not need to award any attribution in 95% of cases l still do, as l think it is only fair.
I have heard from my own readers here and l can think of three poets who have had their content plagarised here in WP and it has been so blatant, that these three blogger’s now ONLY operate through ‘closed off blogs’ in other words you have to specifically request access to their sites by permission and this has been performed because of the wrongs of plagarisers who seemingly do not understand that using other content that is NOT your own but claiming it to be is theft.
It is a subject l take seriously. Hell even l made a slight error earlier this year, not intentionally, but l quoted a friend of mine here in a post and didn’t award credit for it – it was a marginal error but it was still wrong … do l find it repugnant no l find it critical and honest to be fair with all others as you would expect yourself and your content to be treated.
Do you let sleeping dogs lie?
Very much so, she is old and needs her sleep.
What’s the strangest pet name (for adults) that you’ve ever heard someone called?
Well l was called Snagglepuss by my mother till l was in my early twenties, does that qualify? It was my nickname that my parents used towards me from the age of around 4 when l started watching the cartoon on TV and l was always saying ‘Heavens to Murgatroyd! I have even used that line in a couple of my posts.
Do you like to dance? If yes, what’s your favorite and if no, why not?
I used to love to dance and from the ages of perhaps 21 – 33 l was always dancing in nightclubs and raves – l was a dawner raver, so l would work usually from 8am – 6pm with my job, then a quick change of clothing and head out to grab a bite to eat, then hit a nightclub for a few hours and then hit a rave and stay there till around 6am, go home for a shower and then start work again at 8am.
It wasn’t unusual for me to carry this activity on in my mid twenties for several weeks at a time especially when working in London.
I never used to have to be drunk to dance either, l would dance at every opportunity l could. Even today, l will have a jig around if the right tunes come up and really go for it. Most days l am listening to this music and dancing in my chair and as l write. I would even join in to dancing competitions and one of my first businesses was fashion catwalk choreography which proved to be seriously popular.
I would usually dance all night to this …
in fact this is all that really plays all day every day, damn good job Scrappy loves it too! Strange, l don’t think l’ll ever tire of hearing the repetition of these…
November brings Thanksgiving to Americans. I know Canada celebrates Thanksgiving too, but I believe it’s in October. Does your country celebrate a similar holiday? If you’d like, share some traditions you observe around Thanksgiving or if you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, what are some traditions you have?
UK doesn’t have Thanksgiving, and in truth l am not that big on traditions.