“Courtesy of”?

Last time I checked, the phrase “courtesy of” indicated that an item had been provided by its owner.

For example, unless I was being ironic, if I stole a candy bar from the grocery store, I wouldn’t say “this Snickers Bar courtesy of Food Lion.”

So it amuses me when people borrow images and / or text from Cognitive Daily without our permission and then “credit” us with “courtesy of Cognitive Daily.”

This means you, ArsTechnica!

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2 Responses to “Courtesy of”?

  1. dave says:

    By the way, I don’t really care that they do this, as long as some form of credit is given. But to imply that you asked permission when you didn’t actually do so is just rude.

  2. Freiddie says:

    Hmmm, what about “courtesy of Wikipedia”? I think I’ve seen that somewhere.

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