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Old 01-04-2013, 05:06 AM   #332 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
I'm coming up dry on that one. Is it a localism?
The term "Watermellon" is an insult used by skeptics to try and make the debate political in the mistaken belief that it makes their case more credible. It refers to "green on the outside, red on the inside". The political divide may be true in the US but it is much less so elsewhere.

For balance the term "denier" was originally used here.

Let's just say that global warming deniers are now on a par with Holocaust deniers, though one denies the past and the other denies the present and future.
As I tapped earlier using either insult, or indeed any others says more about the source than the target.
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