A little note from
the author: Permission to Copy and Plagiarize
Freedom of the Press
and License, too
often asked permission to reprint or duplicate or in some other
way to circulate the pieces that appear in The Underground Grammarian.
It always seems to us a good idea, and we always grant such permission.
In fact, you may take this little notice as prior written permission
to do likewise in any fashion that seems good to you. We neither
ask nor expect any form of payment, but we would like to be cited
as the source. But if admitting that you read this sheet will
get you into hot water, we will be the first to understand.
"One reader wrote recently to apologize for plagiarism,
since he had woven some of our stuff into a speech he had given and
made no attribution. Since then we have also had word of a man who
wrote, to the editor of some newspaper, a letter that was, in fact,
made entirely of our words. The paper caught him, chastised him, and
barred him from their letters column forever. Somehow, we feel that
something only sort of like justice has been served here. So now we
have to add a new rule. Plagiarism is also permitted. Go ahead. Make