Aug 3, 2011

A useful word for our times

So's your momma.
polemic / pê-lem-ik / noun
A heated controversy, especially an argument over doctrine or ideology.Polemic, linguist Robert Beard writes, comes with all the family a word needs. The adjective is polemical; the adverb, polemically. A person who engages in polemics is a polemicist [pê-lem-ê-sist] who polemicizes. A good polemicist is one who argues rationally. Polemicists engage

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