The devolution of English language and slothful c.l.p behaviors exposed!

Joshua Landau at
Thu Jan 26 02:49:33 EST 2012

On 26 January 2012 05:25, rusi <rustompmody at> wrote:

> The contents of this thread ostensibly argues about the word 'pretty'
> Actually it seems to be arguing about the word 'troll'
> Every other post calls the OP a troll and then outdoes his post in
> length.
> This does not match any meaning I can make of trolling.

I'm sorry, how does length relate to how much someone is trolling?

> Can someone please explain what 'troll' means?

Evidently Wikipedia:

> In Internet slang <>, a *troll* is
> someone who posts inflammatory,[2]<>
>  extraneous <>, or
> off-topic <> messages in an online
> community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the
> primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional<>
>  response[3]<> or
> of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.[4]<>

A troll needs an explicit goal of derailing or provoking. This qualifies
the OP and, I hope, few of the responses.
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