Re: What the hell is a TROLL?
Date: 22 Jun 2003 18:46:47 GMT
Robin T Cox <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
]"Scuba Man" <pneem@KNOCKOFFTHESPAMhotmail.com> wrote in
]> The full saying's "don't feed the troll". Right? And I think it has
]> something to do with avoiding snide comments (and being thankful for n/g
]> postings). Enlighten a Cannuck, if you please.
It is the nounification of verb. It is not the little evil creature who lives
under a bridge. It comes from the action of dragging little pieces of metal with
hooks on them through the water to try to catch fish. This is called trolling in
the fishing literature. Thus to troll is to drag shiny things along to try to catch
stupid fish. The nounification comes from then saying that a troll is someone who trolls
(instead of the standard terms, which is fisherman). The implicit pun with the bridge
creature is presumably part of the attraction.
]Read all about it:
- Re: The Birth of Lumpy.....
... Once upon a time in the land of Far Far Away lived a huge troll under the ... main bridge going into town. ... Shit being the mainstay of trolls. ... of all the corn in there. ...
- Re: YAFVP - Trollish druid
... Isn't it a reference to a Troll bridgekeeper in some other game or book ... live and sleep under bridges in English ... the tradition has lived on through the ages. ... least one Brothers Grimm story involves a troll under a bridge. ...
- Re: sacred (longish...)
... Apply directly to the forehead." ... Let's just say it beats hitting a run home every time some troll ... The trouble with being tactically good at troll-knocking is that it ... Which in the case of the bridge requires the two to make it before ...
- The Birth of Lumpy.....
... Once upon a time in the land of Far Far Away lived a huge troll under the main bridge going into town. ... This was no ordinary troll for he had grown very large from all the shit travelers had rained down upon him. ... Emptying their chamber pots or just relieving themselves over the sides of the bridge, provided the troll with much sustenance. ... Well, one day the jester to the King of Far Far Away, was crossing the bridge but instead of raining the troll with shit, he emptied his joke bag of all the corn in there. ...
- Re: Its irony stupid!
... I visualise my presence in the group as more like a troll under a bridge ... And underneath the bridge there lived a terrible, ugly, one-eyed effing ... "Billy Goat Gruff," squeaked the smallest goat in his little voice. ...