HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » We know words.

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 11:31 AM

We know words.

3 replies, 806 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 3 replies Author Time Post
Reply We know words. (Original post)
In_The_Wind Jul 2016 OP
malthaussen Jul 2016 #1
In_The_Wind Jul 2016 #2
malthaussen Jul 2016 #3

Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 11:37 AM

1. "Borrow?"

Using words without attribution is stealing, not borrowing. (OTOH, as Picasso said, "Inferior painters borrow, geniuses steal." But Pablo is not, on balance, an example of virtue)

I just find it odd that so many cartoonists and commenters won't call a spade a spade, but insist on using weasel-words. This has been a consistent practice throughout Mr Trump's candidacy.

-- Mal

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to malthaussen (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 12:25 PM

2. Perhaps Trump's University should have taught classes on how to avoid plagiarizing.



When I Googled plagiarizing this was one of the images shown on the image page.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 12:34 PM

3. It's really pretty silly, IMO.

The phrases Mrs Trump lifted are so banal and platitudinous (is there such a word? There ought to be), that it's ridiculous to make an uproar about it. Meanwhile, the substance of most of the speeches at the RNC is about as bigoted and un-American as can be.

-- Mal

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread