- Is copying and pasting images or information off the Internet plagiarism? Do you credit those whose work you ‘borrow freely’ or do you think the idea is repugnant? (Credit for this question goes to GC and Sue)
It all depends on how you do it. Copying and pasting while citing the reference accurately is completely acceptable and ethical. Plagiarism occurs when people skim material off the web and try to pass it off as their own. I use lots of free images in my blog posts and remember to credit the source nine times out of ten; if ever I don’t cite the link for the picture it is an oversight (never deliberate) but it is good to be reminded so I am really glad you raised the issue.
2. Do you let sleeping dogs lie?
Yes, usually; and I also do not like to stir hornets’ nests.
3. What’s the strangest pet name (for adults) that you’ve ever heard someone called?
“Pets” . I heard a lady call her husband that. True to form, I also heard her sister-in-law remark that it sounded like she was referrinf to a dog.
4.Do you like to dance? If yes, what’s your favorite and if no, why not?
I guess I would like to if I did since I love music. Dancing was discouraged in our family when I was growing up so I never tried. However, I love to watch other people dance, at our Asian weddings and on stage both Eastern and Western performances whenever I get the opportunity. Iwas in Vienna recently where I had the opportunity to watch ballet at the famous hall where Strauss and other great musicians used to place. I also love to watch movies that have dances , such as Take The Lead and Shall We Dance.
November brings Thanksgiving to Americans. I know Canada celebrates Thanksgiving too, but I believe it’s in October. Does your country celebrate a similar holiday? If you’d like, share some traditions you observe around Thanksgiving or if you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, what are some traditions you have?
We don’t have a particular holiday for thanksgiving in our part of the world but gratitude is a big part of our faith (Islam). Our Eid festival at the end of thirty days of fasting in Ramadan celebrates thankfulness. We celebrate by dressing up, visiting, and feasting on light vermicelli desserts. We also pray and help the poor and needy.
Share Your World, a prompt created by Melanie of sparksfromacombustiblemind