View Full Version : The word of the day is: dysphemism

cedar savage
01-22-2006, 07:30 AM
Meaning the use of an intentionally harsh word or expression instead of a polite one.

So, what are the polite ways to call someone a troll?

01-22-2006, 08:45 AM
Seems that there is no other word to use in this case...that would be polite...civil. and still be able to show the contempt one has for a...a t_______ll

01-22-2006, 12:00 PM
Meriam Webster definition:

3 entries found for troll.
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Main Entry: 1troll
Pronunciation: 'trOl
Function: verb
Etymology: Middle English
transitive senses
1 : to cause to move round and round : ROLL
2 a : to sing the parts of (as a round or catch) in succession b : to sing loudly c : to celebrate in song
3 a : to fish for by trolling b : to fish by trolling in <troll lakes> c : to pull through the water in trolling <troll a lure>
intransitive senses
1 : to move around : RAMBLE
2 : to fish by trailing a lure or baited hook from a moving boat
3 : to sing or play in a jovial manner
4 : to speak rapidly
- troll·er noun
Perhaps "Roller" or "Jovial Rambler" would be more polite and civil.