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WaFfLeS

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I saw a man on the stairs today
Who wasn't really there...
He wasn't there again today
I wish I wish he'd go away.

It's farmilliar, tohugh I've never seen the movie identity.
 

dustinzgirl

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hmmm

Sounds like a line from a song to me....
 
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WaFfLeS said:
I saw a man on the stairs today
Who wasn't really there...
He wasn't there again today
I wish I wish he'd go away.

Almost got councelled(sp?) For writing that...

Teacher found it, thought I was crazy and then sent me to the office.

:confused:
I hate to break it to you, but those lyrics are older than you are. Also, it's part of the main theme in the movie Identity.

So what do I think?

:thumbsdn: BE MORE ORIGINAL! :thumbsdn:
 
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dustinzgirl said:
I thought so....what song taylor?

Here, DG. They changed a few words, but still obvious plagiarism.

Compare:
WaFfLeS said:
I saw a man on the stairs today
Who wasn't really there...
He wasn't there again today
I wish I wish he'd go away.

Antigonish
(1899)

As I was going up the stairs
I met a man who wasn't there!
He wasn't there again today!
I wish, I wish he'd stay away!

Written by: Hughes Mearns (1875-1965)


Waffles: It's one thing to share a poem with us. It's a completely different thing to claim/imply you wrote it.

In case you are not fimiliar with plagerism:


plagiarism
n. taking the writings or literary concepts (a plot, characters, words) of another and selling and/or publishing them as one's own product. Quotes which are brief or are acknowledged as quotes do not constitute plagiarism. The actual author can bring a lawsuit for appropriation of his/her work against the plagiarist and recover the profits. Normally plagiarism is not a crime, but it can be used as the basis of a fraud charge or copyright infringement if prior creation can be proved.

Now, I don't have time to call your bullshit, on a constant basis. Therefore, I shall ask you to refrain from posting other people's work without the use of quotation marks. Now, don't get it twisted, I'm no MOD, and I don't know if it's in the rules. However, I do know, I'm not the only one who feels this way.

Thank you, and have a nice day.
 

dustinzgirl

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From now on, anyone doing plagiarism acts will be BANNED!!

We are not condoning plagiarism or idiocy. Period.

Sure wish I could lock this thread. ;)
 
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Thanks for stepping in, DG. All writers deserve their due credit. :thumbsup:
 

dustinzgirl

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Yes they do. Also,this is a nursery rhyme and part of our Americanna culture. The vagrant theft of this makes me sick, it is an affront to the author and American folklore. What an ass.

PS If I was MOD (AHEM) I could closethis thread. ;)
 
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WaFfLeS said:
I saw a man on the stairs today
Who wasn't really there...
He wasn't there again today
I wish I wish he'd go away.

It's farmilliar, tohugh I've never seen the movie identity.
Last edited by WaFfLeS : Today at 01:48 PM.
:question: Why edit your post now? :question: This makes no sense to me.

Also, it's a fairly common rhyme, even without the movie, but ok. Pushing that aside, for a sec., when something sounds familiar enough, for you to damn near write/copy it to perfection, common sense should tell you you've heard it before.

However, I do appreciate you at least admitting it sounded familiar. Believe it or not, that shows character on your part. If it was a mistake, then: No harm, no foul.