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According to Wired Magazine, it was coined to denote "a rebuttal written in anticipation of a need to rebut"; what three-syllable neologism is it?




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Answer: prebuttal

According to Wired Magazine ( Jargon Watch, April 1997), the prebuttal is "a common pre-emptive tactic in on-line flame wars." Similarly, gossip spread by email is called word of mouse.

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