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What do Jesus, Beowulf, Chris Rock, and a Million Internet Trolls Have in Common?

I greatly enjoyed this post on the function of insults in oral cultures, then lost the link, then decided it was worth it to find it again, share it with the world, and bookmark it for later reference. Loren Rosson III compares and contrasts the uses of verbal invective in the ancient Middle East, pagan northern Europe, and contemporary African American culture, and then suggests that Internet flaming may represent a kind of “return to orality.”

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  1. thanks for that, Loren is always good value, but that post was prior to my feedreading him, so good to see it. I think he’s on to something.

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