Tuesday, December 02, 2008

I don't think that word means what you think it means

So I guess I just stepped into some nefarious Facebook advertiser's evil trap. I sat down at my computer to work on the GSRIII and decided to check Facebook first.

A flashy ad on the side offered to write my term paper for only $7.95 per page. What a deal! Then it said this:
Premium custom essay, research paper and term paper. Written according to your specifications. Non-plagiarized. Order your essay now!
Non-plagiarized???

Is it only plagiarism when you copy it and the person who wrote it has a right to be mad?

I'm confused.

2 comments:

Andrew Bailey said...

The person selling you the essay has presumably written it herself; she is no plagiarist. As for the buyer, well, that's a different story. =)

DJ said...

So the paper's not plagiarized yet, but it will be as soon as you turn it in.