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Richie Hindle richie at entrian.com
Fri Aug 31 11:27:34 CEST 2007


[Carsten]
> .................. If we start labeling
> people, this thread will earn you a label that rhymes with "roll".

[Hendrik]
> weird this - maybe a native English speaker can comment - 
> when I pronounce what fishermen do - it rhymes with roll,
> but when I am talking about the thing that lives under bridges
> and munches goats, the "O" sound is shorter, and more 
> towards the back of my mouth.

But - the word for someone who posts to the internet with the intention of
stirring up trouble derives from the word for what fishermen do, not from
the word for something that lives under a bridge.  It derives from "trolling
for suckers" or "trolling for newbies".

-- 
Richie Hindle
richie at entrian.com



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