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Jingoism, Philbin, and Janrae

So Mike Philbin called me a jingoist on SL and Matt agrees with him.  Or rather, by his silence, he agrees with Mike.

According to the Houghton Mifflin online dictionary, a jingoist is as follows:

One who vociferously supports one’s country, especially one who supports a belligerent foreign policy; a chauvinistic patriot.


  1. Of or relating to a chauvinistic patriot.
  2. Characterized by chauvinistic patriotism.


Now, I am wondering how that definition he has given me applies to his complaint about my review.  I see nothing chauvinist or militantly patriotic in my review of his book.

Hey, Mikie, please come over here and explain what you meant or acknowledge that you did not know what the word meant when you used it.  Tell us what you REALLY REALLY THINK of my review


5 comments on “Jingoism, Philbin, and Janrae

  1. CritGit
    December 1, 2008

    He hates it, precious. Yessss.

  2. Mike Brendan
    December 1, 2008

    That whiny little crybaby prick will never answer.

    Honestly, are we really surprised that Philbin doesn’t understand the meaning of some words? I mean this guy can’t tell second and third person POV apart, what else does the guy not know about writing or English in general?

  3. Rusty
    December 2, 2008

    Months after the fact, he’s still whining about that review. His book must not be selling well, or he would have gotten over it by now.

  4. cussedness
    December 2, 2008

    The advertising and blurbs on the book were deceptive and they did not allow people to preview the first chapter on any of the online bookstores. As a result he got more than one bad review. There is nothing that can mitigate the discussing analogy that Philbin chose to use or the shlock approach to story-telling that he presented.

  5. khazar
    December 5, 2008

    He’s an idiot. The SOB probably doesn’t know what the difference is between Jingoism, Jazzmaster, Jazzercise, JuJitsu and Jellystone. And for Pete’s sake, don’t tell him.

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