Ok, I am showing not only my age, but also the fact I will forever be a nerd. When I saw the word was verbatim the very first thing that popped into my head was and episode of The Brady Bunch. I don’t think they ever actually used the word verbatim, but the episode was all about following your exact words and how hard that really is. Greg was the one all set to prove he was a man of his word and agreed to live by his exact words, only it didn’t go quite as smoothly as he had hoped.
But now that the silliness of the post is done… I will take a cue from tonight’s news. There was talk that a West Virginia principal plagiarized Ashton Kutcher’s speech during a commencement ceremony. I am not sure if he did the entire speech verbatim, but it appears the principal admitted to taking pieces of the speech, but claims it was his own ideas. He said he accidentally plagiarized the speech. If you are doing something word for word, how can it be “accidental?”
So I am going to stop babbling now before I bore everyone with my nonsense. Tomorrow is a new day and hopefully a beautiful day for everyone!
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – verbatim