It has come to our attention that entirely unfounded, spurious, and indefatigable accusations of heinous plagiarism have been made against the X. Quizzit Korps Center for Advanced Collaborative Studies. Specifically, these allegations involve recent articles in degenerative linguistics, which, we are told, included “large” blocks of “identical” text.
We at SpecGram have long been used to such scandal.* In 1984, we were accused of being part of a large-
Our response to these latest allegations is similar.** We deny any knowledge of plagiarism or malpractice. We were not “aware” that “large” blocks of “text” were “copied” until confronted with the issue by snooty “reporters” with their “microphones” and “questions”. We use exactly the same level of rigor in our procedures as any other journal: we send articles to strangers, wait for about two years and then approve them anyway, pending payment for publication.
This is the tried-
Thus, instead of castigating XQK over what amounts to no more than standard academic practice when reviews are coming up, we ask all our readers to join us in congratulating them on the recent large increase in their citation index, placing them level with the most successful literature scholar ever: Prof. Yuve-
* Though this particular witch hunt has been exceedingly vitriolic
** Yes, we published that paid attack ad from The Linguistic Inquirer in this issue. So what? Their money spends as well as anybody else’s, and they have as much right to make fools of themselves in our hallowed pages as the next buffoon.