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spelling flame

spelling flame: [USENET] n. A posting ostentatiously correcting a
   previous article's spelling as a way of casting scorn on the point
   the article was trying to make, instead of actually responding to
   that point (compare dictionary flame).  Of course, people who
   are more than usually slovenly spellers are prone to think
   *any* correction is a spelling flame.  It's an amusing comment
   on humAn nature that spelling flames themselves often contain
   spelling errors.