list index() (OT)

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Sat Sep 1 09:08:31 CEST 2007


Hendrik van Rooyen wrote:
> "Richie Hindle" <richi...ian.com> 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?
> 
I think you are seeking consistency where none exists. I don't believe 
anyone uses different pronunciations for the noun and the verb (which I 
guess will make those who *do* come out of the woodwork in double-quick 
time).

Where's Godwin's Law when yo need it?

regards
  Steve
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