Weird Word of the Week

Magpiethinker: (n) An artist who creatively borrows from other artists

Example sentence:

“Why yes, 80% of the name ‘Cashel Boyle O’Connor Fitzmaurice Drinkaqua’ is pinched directly from Ulysses; I’m a magpiethinker.”

I first encountered the word magpiethinker when my adviser at the University of Auckland used it to describe Vilém Fluesser. Or maybe it was Walter Benjamin. I don’t remember for certain because I was too busy madly scribbling the word into my notebook and, in true magpiefashion, scheming on how to steal the word for myself.

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