Re: Corpse Looting

From: d. hall (
Date: 03/11/96


// thus on Tue, 12 Mar 1996 01:19:50 +0000 (GMT), Harvey virtually scripted:

>> You're absolutely right.  I'm a dick.  I apologize for my remarks which
>> were entirely uncalled for.  I should not be trying to discourage people
>> from asking questions.

Harvey> Cool.

Harvey> I admire the ability to apologize; it's one thing I've never been
Harvey> very good at.

Join the club.

>> By the way, what is a "knee jerk" flame?

Harvey> Err, uh oh.  Called my bluff!  It's err, wait, don't tell me, err,
Harvey> one that bends at the knee?  No that can't be right.  Oh, hang on,
Harvey> I've just been unreliably informed that it means 'flaming just for
Harvey> the hell of it, without taking time to think about what you are
Harvey> saying'.  Amazingly succinct little phrase.

No, flaming for the "hell of it" is called trolling.  "From the hip" is
when you improvise and think you sound cool (gee this post couldn't be one
of those)... other common terms found with flammage.

ogg: [taken form netrek] to attempt to counter flame hoping to finally get
     that last word in that sinks your intended target, normally spamming
     the rest of the audience.

twink: [long and illustrious history that derives from a mathlab, yeah
       angus you know what i'm talking about] to present a total and
       complete absense of clue to the point where you wonder how this
       person ties his shoelaces, much less log in...

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  v. To speak incessantly and/or rabidly on some relatively
  uninteresting subject or with a patently ridiculous attitude.
                                ~ from the jargon file

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