[asa] ...through a glass, darkly (we prefer it that way!)

From: Vernon Jenkins <vernon.jenkins@virgin.net>
Date: Thu Dec 18 2008 - 01:53:58 EST

Thanks for the clarification. However, your intervention clearly implies that, in your opinion, ' the bait ' being ' trolled ' here is either _false_ or otherwise a _truth_ unfit for EDCs (persons given to Evolution-Driven Conjecture) like George, Stephen and yourself to know. You might now care to explain why you feel so strongly about this. Is the charge of which I am assumed guilty to be the peddling of lies, or of unsavoury truths? Counsel for the prosecution, please state your case.

Vernon (traditional scientist and anti-obscurant)



  ----- Original Message -----
  From: David Opderbeck
  To: Vernon Jenkins
  Cc: asa@calvin.edu
  Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2008 9:38 PM
  Subject: Re: [asa] Thankyou!

  No, I meant the definition of an Internet Troll, which is derived from "trolling" for fish: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_troll

  The Harry Potter reference was a lame attempt at humor.

  On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 4:30 PM, Vernon Jenkins <vernon.jenkins@virgin.net> wrote:

    Just a word of thanks to those who have taken the trouble to write to me privately concerning my apparently outdated understanding of the word ' troll '. However, David Opderbeck's use of the term was associated with a reference to Harry Potter * - which suggests that my original interpretation may well have been correct. David might care to clarify the matter.


    * David wrote (13.12.08): "The best way to handle a troll is to ignore it. They get stronger
    with attention. This truth, BTW, is revealed in the fifth Harry Potter movie."

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