#1
No, there will be no pirate talk here, sorry to disappoint you guys. I'm talking about the concept of parroting. What I mean by parroting is the repetition of what someone else said, usually perceived as an authority or knowledgeable on some topic, in a conversation or debate. That isn't the best explanation, but I'm sure you guys can get my meaning.

What I'm wondering is the difference between someone parroting an opinion or view on a subject and when they actually have an opinion or view internalized (for lack of a better word) so that they aren't just repeating something.

Sometimes I would wonder if some of my knowledge that was gained in passing is really "my knowledge." I didn't study it myself, I didn't go on my own and read about it. The knowledge is more "secondary" in nature. But then I say to myself, "Well, learning is learning. You've got to learn somewhere." So when I repeat what I learned, I wonder if I am just parroting.

I bring this up because, like many UGers, have recently started university and feel this is pretty relevant. Nobody wants to be that guy who just repeats stuff they learned in class like that one dude in the epic Good Will Hunting scene. Also, I read Cracked a lot.

So what do you guys think about parroting and how to avoid it?
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#2
If you can apply the information or opinion to various situations in a nuanced way, demonstrating you actually understand it and its pros and cons, you won't be accused of parroting. Or even appealing to authority usually. But when it's "well that may be but Penn and Teller said it's bullshit, and they know their bullshit," that's the issue.

I was pleasantly surprised though. Thought this was gonna be another stupid-ass Australian craze.

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#4
Thought this was gonna be another stupid ass Australian craze
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#6
Saw the title and thought this was gonna be another stupid trend like planking or owling.
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yeah, but like... Australian.
#10
Thought this stupid ass Australian was gonna be another craze.
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I really thought this was going be another crazy Australian craze.
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I didn't think this was going to be a stupid ass australian craze
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Squak squak squak squaka squak squak squak squak Australian craze.
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#17
Just be skeptical of everything you hear, at least to the appropriate extent. If it's something you can investigate yourself, and you care enough to take the time to do so, then investigate it.
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Thought this was gonna be another Australian ass craze
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#24
No, there will be no pirate talk here, sorry to disappoint you guys. I'm talking about the concept of parroting. What I mean by parroting is the repetition of what someone else said, usually perceived as an authority or knowledgeable on some topic, in a conversation or debate. That isn't the best explanation, but I'm sure you guys can get my meaning.

What I'm wondering is the difference between someone parroting an opinion or view on a subject and when they actually have an opinion or view internalized (for lack of a better word) so that they aren't just repeating something.

Sometimes I would wonder if some of my knowledge that was gained in passing is really "my knowledge." I didn't study it myself, I didn't go on my own and read about it. The knowledge is more "secondary" in nature. But then I say to myself, "Well, learning is learning. You've got to learn somewhere." So when I repeat what I learned, I wonder if I am just parroting.

I bring this up because, like many UGers, have recently started university and feel this is pretty relevant. Nobody wants to be that guy who just repeats stuff they learned in class like that one dude in the epic Good Will Hunting scene. Also, I read Cracked a lot.

So what do you guys think about parroting and how to avoid it?
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#25
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No, there will be no pirate talk here, sorry to disappoint you guys. I'm talking about the concept of parroting. What I mean by parroting is the repetition of what someone else said, usually perceived as an authority or knowledgeable on some topic, in a conversation or debate. That isn't the best explanation, but I'm sure you guys can get my meaning.

What I'm wondering is the difference between someone parroting an opinion or view on a subject and when they actually have an opinion or view internalized (for lack of a better word) so that they aren't just repeating something.

Sometimes I would wonder if some of my knowledge that was gained in passing is really "my knowledge." I didn't study it myself, I didn't go on my own and read about it. The knowledge is more "secondary" in nature. But then I say to myself, "Well, learning is learning. You've got to learn somewhere." So when I repeat what I learned, I wonder if I am just parroting.

I bring this up because, like many UGers, have recently started university and feel this is pretty relevant. Nobody wants to be that guy who just repeats stuff they learned in class like that one dude in the epic Good Will Hunting scene. Also, I read Cracked a lot.

So what do you guys think about parroting and how to avoid it?


No, there will be no pirate talk here, sorry to disappoint you guys. I'm talking about the concept of parroting. What I mean by parroting is the repetition of what someone else said, usually perceived as an authority or knowledgeable on some topic, in a conversation or debate. That isn't the best explanation, but I'm sure you guys can get my meaning.

What I'm wondering is the difference between someone parroting an opinion or view on a subject and when they actually have an opinion or view internalized (for lack of a better word) so that they aren't just repeating something.

Sometimes I would wonder if some of my knowledge that was gained in passing is really "my knowledge." I didn't study it myself, I didn't go on my own and read about it. The knowledge is more "secondary" in nature. But then I say to myself, "Well, learning is learning. You've got to learn somewhere." So when I repeat what I learned, I wonder if I am just parroting.

I bring this up because, like many UGers, have recently started university and feel this is pretty relevant. Nobody wants to be that guy who just repeats stuff they learned in class like that one dude in the epic Good Will Hunting scene. Also, I read Cracked a lot.

So what do you guys think about parroting and how to avoid it?
#26
Oh God, what have I done?
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#29
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They say imitation is the greatest form of flattery.


They also say that imitation is the greatest form of flattery.
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#35
well i have a parrot. she looks like this:



you could try to just make up things. that way you know your knowledge is yours, because you made up the facts yourself out of thin air. just have some crazy opinions and views that aren't based on anything, but act like you are obviously correct and anyone who disagrees is just ignorant. that seems to be acceptable these days.
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#36
I know a person who Parrots guitar world. Everything he learns, and everything he plays is from Guitar World magazines.
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#37
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