list index() (OT)

Steve Holden steve at
Sat Sep 1 15:03:51 CEST 2007

Ricardo Aráoz wrote:
> Paddy wrote:
>> On Sep 1, 7:57 am, "Hendrik van Rooyen" <m... at> wrote:
>>> "Richie Hindle" <> wrote:
>>>> 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".
>>> So am I right in asserting that there is a difference in pronunciation
>>> of the noun and the verb?
>>> He is a Troll - like the excellent frolic example
>>> He likes to Troll - rhymes with roll?
>>> - Hendrik
>> No difference. A troll is a troll is a troll.
>> :-)
>> - Paddy.
> BTW people , the word for what fishermen do is  T R A W L  and not troll
> (Ha! and I'm not a native English speaker).

Just read the whole thread, or use a dictionary: in fishing, trolling 
and trawling are two different things; the first is done with a net, the 
second with a line.

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