When you write copy you have the right to copyright the copy you write, if the copy is right. If however, your copy falls over, you must right your copy. If you write religious services you write rite, and have the right to copyright the rite you write.
Very conservative people write right copy, and have the right to copyright the right copy they write. A right wing cleric would write right rite, and has the right to copyright the right rite he has the right to write. His editor has the job of making the right rite copy right before the copyright can be right.
Should Jim Wright decide to write right rite, then Wright would write right rite, which Wright has the right to copyright. Duplicating that rite would copy Wright right rite, and violate copyright, which Wright would have the right to right.
[Read this out loud really fast. Should help you wake up! This piece has been floating around the Internet for many years with no attribution. If you know who composed it let me know!]
Goodness! That’s not only a tongue twister, it’s a mind twister!
I have an old friend in California named Jim Wright. I don’t know right now if he’s the Wright with the copyright you write about so rightly?
Right? Right. You’re bloody well right. And I’m not going to edit this.
I had to finally close my eyes and skip to the end. 😉
Don’t do Wright a wrong. It is Wright’s right.
A single friend of ours went to her 50th high school reunion and ran into a recently widowed man she’d dated in school. They fell in love again, married, and enjoyed almost 20 years together. She used to joke that she had to wait 68 years to marry Mr. Wright.
Great way to start my day. Now I know how to write right. Oh, I work in a church office, so maybe I need to write rite right today.
I feel like I am a better person after reading this. It was way better than my “fronds in low places” pun I used in yesterday’s sermon.
Damon J. Gray
Read it aloud? Are you kidding me? I could barely read it to myself, silently!
By the way, I met Robynne. Thanks for putting us in touch! Looking forward to getting involved with Inspire!
Love this! Wish I knew who wrote about Wright writing right rite and Wright’s right to copyright 😉
Sheri Dean Parmelee
Steve, this should be eligible for Fun Friday!
Sherri, how is it that we manage to post in sequence of each other? 🙂
Hah! After spending four days at Mount Hermon Writers Conference, I’m beginning to wonder who is behind Anonymous… 😉 Classic blog post! Wait. Not classic. Corny and catchy!!
Steve, I think an old codger writer who has vendetta against editors and proofreaders created it.
My eyes, brain, and innards couldn’t take it. What *does* that make me?
also… Kodiak is not a camera. And… Kodak is not a bear.
But … If a bare Kodak bear could bear a Kodak how many bare bears eating bare bere could a Kodiak really bear?
and the ever present:
“How many Lowes would a Rob Lowe rob if a Rob Lowe could rob Lowes?” (Being careful of what thou sayest).
So, a question of writing and copyrighting rites.
A rite is an action symbolizing a much bigger reality. I.e. “a rite of passage”…Rites are usually codified into a liturgy or ceremony. Can liturgies and ceremonies actually be copyrighted? Or is it just the words used, and the order in which the words are used in the ceremonies that are copyrighted?
Or is there a different definition of a rite that is being referenced?
When I studied English I learnt a phrase that began as follows, ” If you want to write Wright (or rite?) right… ” but I’ve forgotten how it ends. If someone could help me, thanks