~  Verbal Plagiarism  ~  👤👤

~ Verbal Plagiarism ~ 👤👤

A Poem by Carola
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I personally find this habit rather annoying.

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Have you ever noticed during chatter,

In social conversations, of no matter.


When listening to the words attentively,

Your last words repeated, verbatim…unexpectedly !


Exploited by the chatterer, as if they were their own

Thoughts or opinions, and expressed in their tone.


Verbal plagiarism, that’s what I like to label this,

Wondering now - is their brain just a mental abyss ?


Lacking originality and ingenuity of any sort,

With irritating habits or ineptitude, they’re a bit of a dork ! 


Ought I to be flattered, and my annoyance melt away ?

My protest on verbal plagiarism… what do think anyway ?

By Carola Hume
3rd March 2019  (re-edit 24 Jan. 2020)

© 2020 Carola


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Words are not ownership of one particular person. You are free to use them. When someone repeat your,words this can also mean he or she like your point of view. Recently I was listen to series interview with Henry Miller and I really like how,he use phrases like don't you know or you see etc. It was,quiet amusing so I use that words just for my own pleasure.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Carola

11 Months Ago

that's fine to use it, but it's not right to allow people think they are your own words. always give.. read more



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LOL!
Carola,

I call them verbal wannabes, but rather than annoying to me, they are rather amusing … kinda like a parrot of sorts, or an arrogantly echoed boomerang; perhaps, a thief of admired and envied phraseology, practicing to see if they can get it by you, or tricking you into believing it actually originated with them (insulting, in a way), to use at a later date on those "none the wiser", hoping to be admired by and for the very words they stole.
Yeah, I know this sort, alright, sooo very well … clowns they be.
I enjoy your dub of this odd habit, "Verbal Plagiarism". : )
I suppose one could be flattered by it, IF the thief were someone you admired and looked-up to, "and" if they said something like, "Hey, I like that; I may use it as my own.
You're quite the rhyming poetess, Carola, and I so enjoy how your mind works. Neat presentation, too; pleasing color choice, with black question marks are quite fetching, the title with talker and listener images, and artwork with the thief catching and stealing ideas.

You're amazing, Carola … love it! ⁓ Richard 🍃


(hint: match the rhymes in your penultimate verse, and this will be the virtual little masterpiece of a poetic rant)

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Carola

2 Months Ago

hi richard, merry christmas to you.
thanks for commenting, i love them, good or bad.
.. read more
Richard 🍃

2 Months Ago

"do you mean the 2 end words 'sort' & 'dork' ?"
Yes, Carola Dear,
And, don't you know .. read more
Carola

1 Month Ago

hi richard, firstly a happy new year to you.
sorry i haven't been here in a while, i do that .. read more
I enjoy a good argument I will use that technique in situations where someone manipulates the context in to another stream in order to divert attention to the previous stance having fallen victim to overwhelming evidence of imminent toppling. But I will say that for some folks repeating your lines is about processing and keeping there focus on what you were expressing and can actually be an expression of respect and attentiveness. But lastly is the dolt the one of whom extrapolates your position rearranges the form and then repeats it back to you as a grand revelation! this poor sod is best left alone but is great for mind control and stupid parlor tricks often needs to read the instructions to use a can opener and has never once formed an original thought except for the moment when he had the bone jarring idea to put his socks on before his slacks back in the 90’s and has kept the habit ever since. This guy only merits pity and is best left at that don’t waste your energy being upset over

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Carola

2 Months Ago

hi robert, merry christmas.
thanks for stopping by to read & comment.
i must admit it .. read more
Maybe I spent too many years working for egotistical bosses who had to put their own names on ideas, but this happens constantly in corporate America *wink! wink!* The old adage goes, who cares, as long as the idea gets implemented well & it works! I tend to agree with many of your reviewers, that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so you could gracefully embrace. In Photoshop, I combine art that I love (crediting the artists) & some friendly phrase meant for the masses (probably plagiarizing things I've heard along the way), then I post these on Facebook. I feel very honored when people share my postings! That's the ultimate! Multiplying my message! That's what social media is all about, trying to influence the masses toward some viewpoint or idea that you love & would like to see proliferated. People & companies are totally focused on getting messages "out there" & TRENDING!!!!! I love that you express your honest peevishness about verbal plagiarism in ways that help us understand why this feels unfair or unwanted to you. But we are now in an age where there are a ton of media streams & only so many ideas to be spread around! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Carola

7 Months Ago

yes i read all of the comments of the other readers, & to a certain extent i would agree with them.<.. read more
Words are not ownership of one particular person. You are free to use them. When someone repeat your,words this can also mean he or she like your point of view. Recently I was listen to series interview with Henry Miller and I really like how,he use phrases like don't you know or you see etc. It was,quiet amusing so I use that words just for my own pleasure.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Carola

11 Months Ago

that's fine to use it, but it's not right to allow people think they are your own words. always give.. read more
I would take it as a compliment.
Plus, it shows your importance and good standing.


Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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