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Every semester we tell students that plagiarism can have serious consequences. Maybe this latest cautionary tale of the White House official will strike a nerve. On the other hand, the journalist whose work was plagiarized seems to need a bit of guidance himself if he thinks using others’ words and ideas without attribution is only serious in academic situations.

And while we’re discussing writing faux-pas, Lomagirl pointed me to this “celebration” of misused quotation marks. Laugh and learn, people.