Friday, October 12, 2012

Don't Steal Quotes - Give Credit

Disclaimer: If you're easily offended by profanity then, this article is not for you. Please close the window and have a nice day.

I have been on Twitter and Facebook for some time now and it absolutely pisses the fuck out of me when people use quotes without crediting the brain behind the quote. If the quote was from an anonymous individual then please just state at the end of the quote "Author Anonymous" or something to that extent.

Stealing quotes is not cool. It is tantamount to plagiarism. If you want to come up with quotes, make your own; no matter how shitty it is, at least people will know you wrote it. The reason I am saying this is because, when you steal a quote, although you want to make yourself look articulate and intelligent but in reality it is far from the truth because half the shit you write on Facebook and Twitter is either a) grammatically fucked up, b) is beyond your vocabulary or c) you're simply not intelligent enough to come up with something that deep. Through one's writing, you can say a lot about an individual including the level of maturity. For example through my writing, you can tell that I may have a chemical imbalance which is kind of true and I have no qualms about it. I use shit loads of profanity of which you can deduce that I am foul mouthed as hell. Good deduction I must say, Watson.

If you would like to use a quote from someone who is far more intelligent than yourself, please give due credit. That way, you would look more like a learned person who reads a lot rather than a douche. You could also pinch a quote from somewhere and credit the author but at the same time not know the meaning of it but that would make you a bigger turd because you have no idea what you're talking about... a whole different ball game which I may save it for later.

It is incredibly simple to find out if a quote was stolen. JUST GOOGLE IT, when in doubt. If I wrote a quote, it would be simple to find out because my punctuation and grammar to a certain extent is rubbish. I am not proud of it, but at least I am consistent.

If you want to be original and not sound like a wasted douche, do more reading and less plagiarism. There are some nice quotes out there but at the same time, the authors need credit. Some of these people dedicated their lives to something important and when their quotes are stolen, you have just discredit them because more stupid douches out there think that your sorry arse came up with it. It does not matter if what you said is intelligent or not; as long as it makes sense. I have seen so many posts on Facebook and Twitter that are grammatically suicidal but it still makes sense and I respect that because the author is trying to be genuine and at the same time be original. People are smart enough to interpret your writings and at the same time, they're smart enough to sniff out the idiot in you.

P.S. I do not have the IQ of Einstein nor Stephen Hawking but I have the IQ of a regular person to identify plagiarising douche bags!

3 comments:

MuN said...

My personal opinion, it's not about level of IQ. It's just common sense.

vicknesharajan amarthalingam said...

@Mun, I agree... But sometimes, you doubt peoples' common sense...

Sherkarl Kugan said...

i think we shud have copyright for quotes... hahaha...