LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
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What is a Flame War?
Not entirely easy to explain.... If you flame someone, you have loudly and publicly disagreed with something they have said. Public, here, means in a Usenet Newsgroup or on a mailing list - not just in a private email.
For example, suppose someone said in an article that the moon was made of green cheese. If you posted the following:
In article <blah etc> you said: > and the moon is made of green cheese. No, it is actually made of rock. This was confirmed by the samples taken during the 1969 landings.This is a correction, not a flame.
If, however, you posted the following:
In article <blah etc> you said: > and the moon is made of green cheese. Ha! What a *moron*. Didn't you learn anything at school? That's such a stupid thing to say I almost think that someone forgot to log out!!
Now that is a flame. Get the idea?
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