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Plagiarized Prose

August 4, 2010

Now I don’t really have any skill writing prose or (heaven forbid) poetry – so I’ve copied and edited this great piece. I hope he doesn’t mind. If he does I’ll take it down.

This is the real prose:

What Manner Of Men Are These That Wear The Maroon Beret

They are firstly all volunteers and are toughened by physical training. As a result they have infectious optimism and that offensive eagerness which comes from well-being. They have ‘jumped’ from the air and by doing so have conquered fear.

Their duty lies in the van of the battle. They are proud of this honour.  They have the highest standards in all things whether it be skill in battle or smartness in the execution of all peace time duties. They are in fact – men apart – every man an emperor.

Of all the factors, which make for success in battle, the spirit of the warrior is the most decisive. That spirit will be found in full measure in the men who wear the maroon beret

Field Marshall
The Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

This is the plagiarized prose:

What Manner Of Women Are These That Married those that Wear The Maroon Beret

They are firstly all loving spouses and are toughened by physical and emotional training. As a result they have infectious optimism and that offensive eagerness which comes from well-being. They have survived being thrown into the unknown and as a result have conquered fear and become independent.

Their duty lies in the love of those in the van of the battle. They are proud of this honour. They have the highest standards in all things whether it be skill on the home-front or wisdom in the execution of all parenting duties. They are in fact – women apart – every woman an empress.

Of all the factors, which make for success in life, the spirit of the warrior is the most decisive. That spirit will be found in full measure in the women who married those that wear the maroon beret.

Jacki Hollywood Brown
Canadian Army Wife

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