August 20, 2002

Do I mean FISHING?


Do I mean FISHING?

Would someone please bring an slow learner up to date? I keep running into the term fisking, and I just read over it like, yeah, yeah, I sort of get the context of what that means. But frankly, I have become morbidly curious. Google is no help.

It asks "Do you mean Fishing?" Dictionary.com tells me there were a couple of folks with the last name FISK, but I cannot make their histories into an everyday term.

Is it a nice-i-fied version of the F-word? An inside joke among a certain small circle of bloggers who I just happen to run across, over and over again? There is a Fisk University, all black, I think. Is fisking a racial slur of some sort? Maybe a jabberwockish nonsense word?

I have been left out of the loop (so, what's new?) and hope there is someone out there who can enlighten a sheltered bumpkin. Or should I just go FISKING?

Posted by fred1st at August 20, 2002 01:00 PM
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Isn't it a term warbloggers use to describe a liberal arguement that they feel is lousy, something that might issue from the pen of British journalist Robert Fisk who writes for the Independent?

Like your weblog. Keep up the good work.

Posted by: Hash at August 30, 2002 08:43 AM

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