descriptive naming of your opponent
Posted Oct 15, 2007 18:59 UTC (Mon) by nowster
In reply to: descriptive naming of your opponent
Parent article: A visit from the trolls
The word describing such fishing is usually written as "trawl" in the UK. Like much in computing, the US spelling is taken (eg. program) for the computing term to distinguish it from other senses.
The word could also conceivably have come from the cant slang "Polari".
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