Word of the day: Vitriol
If i had to guess... i'd say its some kind of medicine.

It IS a chemical however, a sulfate of a metal, or sulfuric acid is said to be vitriol. Anyway, from the context i was reading, it meant: Abusive expression or feelings. The article I was reading was about behaviours of users in mailing lists, especially how people tend to get passionate and emotional about issues and end up in a verbally abusive exchanges!

Phrase of the day: "tit for tat violence". This was from a news article about the killing of a film-maker in the Netherlands and the violence that sprung up as a result of it. they kill one of them... they get back with killing one of them. Thus, 'tit for tat violence'!!!!