Why should I bother? Well, this question was not original. Neither was it the last sentence. I could get caught in this loop, but I won’t. I should bother simply because original things smell better, taste better, and sound better. I do not talk about originality in the marketing-time concept, such as “Levis, the original jeans.” I mean it from a creative aspect. Some say that the world is too old so we can create anything original, everything is a copy. I know this is not true, and language is the best proof. Certainly one of these sentences I’ve just written was never said, thought, or put down on paper before. Which one? I do not know. But there are ways of figuring it out. Original sentences are generally too bad or too good.
Maybe this system cannot distinguish between brand new sentences from those which were used only a couple of times, but still, who is going to recognize the lightly used ones as not original? The system works because language is based in reuse, so all new sentences sound different, they have their own flavor. It is hard to write through new sentences though, and all you do is repeat the same garbage ruminated along the years over and over again. Nothing like a cliché metaphor to make a bad text even worse. Sadly, recognizing clichés is not one of the main attributes of most of the writers (since everyone is a writer) including this one who now writes.