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Trolls and snowflakes: Once-stuffy DC embraces tough slang

 


*WASHINGTON (AP) — The House speaker dismissed the actions of a U.S. president as merely "trolling." And the nation's attorney general knocked America's university students as a bunch of sensitive "snowflakes."

These terms are hardly new. But President Donald Trump's presence in Washington has fundamentally changed how politicians are talking in this once-stuffy town that long prided itself on civility and decorum.

A look at the latest political slang making the rounds:

TROLLING

Trolling refers to the practice of incessantly posting nasty words or images online as a way of provoking one's...



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