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  • noun Internet An argument consisting entirely or largely of flames by various parties that serve only to escalate the dispute.


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  • A knock-down, drag-out, no-holds-barred internet battle of wits. Tempers flare, flames fly, and wits are seldom involved. Flame war vocabulary is typically composed of l33t sp34k and accusations of stupidity and/or homosexuality.

    October 17, 2007

  • At first read, this said "no-holds-barred internet battle of twits" to me. Just so.

    October 17, 2007

  • No arguments there. ;-)

    October 17, 2007

  • Oh, and don't forget "if you want to argue, at least spell things right!" kind of shouts.

    October 18, 2007