Plagiarism: Cracking Down on the Hard Cases

Plagiarism has found a slimy new instigator in the form of a ten year old Dutch girl. This evil little urchin, whose four ventricles beat of anthracite, a girl who only smiled once in her decade on this earth (just after pushing her babysitter fell down a stair well), handed back prize money from a children’s poetry competition just after eagle-eyed readers noticed that she had lifted the work of children’s author Francine Oomen.

An Amsterdam court ordered the girl to wear a bright red P around her neck until the age of 18. But until the P is forged by the great Amsterdam blacksmith, her parents are taking away her weekly allowance for the next two months.

I say, lock her into a dungeon for eight years and throw away the key.

© 2006, Edward Champion. All rights reserved.


  1. …and Dylan Thomas, of course, was found out lifting some poetry from the “Arthur Mees’ Children’s Encyclopaedia” when he was just a kid…a magpie habit he became more subtle about later!

  2. Funny post! But shame she is a sweet girl for returning the cash. I would have taken it and ran!!! Totally

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