Holy mountain goat Batman, Heidi could be German! Hmm, seems Swiss author Johanna Spyri may have nicked her storyline from a German book entitled ‘Adelaide, the Girl from the Alps’ written 50 years earlier. As the echoes of plagiarism reverberate throughout the alps, Peter Buettner is defending his claim by saying he “never wanted to take Heidi away from the Swiss.” Geez mister, wars have been started over less! Oh boy, it doesn’t really help that Heidi is a shortened version of Adelaide nor that the storyline is virtually identical. Poor old grandfather would be turning in his grave.
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OK, here’s the thing prominent Filipino businessman, plagiarizing speeches from well known people is going to get you in trouble. Manuel Pangilian quit his academic post after giving a graduation speech to students using quotes from President Obama, Oprah and even JK Rowling “I have been told last night that portions of my graduation remarks – in particular my address to the Schools of Humanities and Social Sciences – had been borrowed from certain other graduation speeches. Awkward!