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The Flounce: That's it! I've had enough! This time I'm leaving for good!

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[The Flounce is a bitter parting speech delivered as the speaker is leaving an argument, never to return. On extremely rare occasions, they actually don't return.]

  • I have better things to do with my time, so this will be my last comment.
  • Don't bother replying to this; I'm not going to read anything more you write.
  • {Following a long rant} But this debate has gone on long enough, so that's my last word on the subject.
  • Seems to me all you care about is winning. All right, you win. I'll leave. All I wanted was some kind of constructive discussion.
  • I'm out of here.

See also: The Flouncing Properly via a Brave Exit Speech Template at Absolute Write.

Collected in the wild: "Rastronomicals" at The Whatever, October 17, 2012 at 2:02 pm:

Mr. Scalzi
I had no doubt that you’d disagree with what I wrote. Of course, that’s why I posted it. I was looking for a spirited discussion. And while I certainly was not trying for smugness in the use of the word we, perhaps it did come out that way. Live and learn.
But for you to call me a smug dick, when I at no point had hurled anything remotely as derogatory in your direction truly disappoints. The idea I had always thought is to elevate discourse. I had assumed that you’d understand that though I disagree with your position, it was nothing personal. That’s how the internet works, or how the good parts of it do, at any rate.
You believe I could have done better. I believe the same about you.

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