January 9, 2016

"In the Sinhala language, [trolling] is called ala kireema (අල කිරීම), which means 'Turning it into Potatoes (Sabotage).'"

"Sometimes it is used as ala vagaa kireema (අල වගා කිරීම)—'Planting Potatoes.' People/Profiles who [do] trolling often are called 'Potato Planters'—ala vagaakaruvan (අල වගාකරුවන්). This seems to be originated from university slang ala væda (අල වැඩ) which means 'Potato business' is used for breaking the laws/codes of the university."

From the Wikipedia article "Internet troll."

5 comments:

David Begley said...

Donald Trump cannot win a general election.

That would be a troll comment on Breitbart.

Ann Althouse said...

The Sinhala characters are delightful, like emoticons. So round and logo-y.

buwaya puti said...

If the Germans had imported Sinhalese instead of Arabs they would be much better off.

mikee said...

I, or one, would not trust that Wikipedia article, as it might just be an example of trolling itself. But who am I to say? I don't even have a blog, like Laslo!

Guildofcannonballs said...

Potatoes are a perfect food, able to sustain human life without much needed to compliment them except of course water.