Wednesday, November 01, 2006

The Oxford English Dictionary Defines 'Cliché' as...

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite part? Not only did s/he cite wikipedia, but s/he copy-pasted the wrong URL! The URL is for "Sinocentrism" but it's given as the entry for "Translation." Ummmm...

8:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last year, I was a student editor of a law review at a pretty serious law school. We had LAW PROFESSORS from other schools submitting articles that cited to Wikipedia. These are the kind of (supposedly) scholarly legal articles that judges like to cite in their opinions.

9:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a TA over at OSU, and I see this all the time. That an "In conclusion," Oh, and the wiki cites. I've decided that the next person who cites wiki, I'm going to call them into my office (and by office, I mean desk), change the wiki article before their eyes, and then take points off for a cite that don't make sense.

10:03 AM  
Anonymous Skullturf Q. Beavispants said...

The Simpsons had a couple of amusing riffs on the citing-the-dictionary cliche.

Webster's dictionary defines excellence
as "the state or condition of being excellent." -- Episode 8F23

Now, what is a wedding? Well, Webster's Dictionary describes a wedding as, "The process of removing weeds from one's garden." -- Episode 1F20

1:49 PM  

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