On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 3:52 AM, Charles Matthews
Mmmm, no. William's fuse is shorter than
ideal. Obvious enough to many
people, and over the years there has been much provocation over at the
climate change articles. Now what was that word they use on the Internet
for a provocateur?
Sprite? Spriggan? Boggart? Ogre? Hmm... Can't quite put my finger on it.
This may not be the best time to bring this up, but I am sort
of annoyed that perfectly fine mannered (relatively speaking)
mythological beings have been smeared in this manner.
Vandals being used as a smearword for folks who show
disrespect for places where they pass through, is really
borderline understandable, though I have it on good
authority that they are getting a serious bum rap on that
deal. The historical Vandals were nothing like what their
name has been put to carry as significance.
The Trolls of mythology, however, totally got the shaft.
In internet terms. "Trolling" was always a verb, originally,
and never a pronoun; and it referred to techniques of fishing.