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William Hupy
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diatribe

Postby William Hupy » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:51 am

Interesting how this word evolved from meaning a simple discourse to the invective it carries today. I think we can all imagine our own simple "discussions" getting out of hand.
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Re: diatribe

Postby Perry Lassiter » Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:54 pm

You mean here? On this forum? #gasp!
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Re: diatribe

Postby Slava » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:04 pm

William Hupy wrote:Interesting how this word evolved from meaning a simple discourse to the invective it carries today.
I'd go with the fact that the "tribe" part derives from the word for rub. So, if someone rubs me the wrong way, I'll rub right back, so to speak. :D
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