So many guys with acid tongues. Brilliant at cutting people down, rubbing noses in it. Words are their fists, and, toe-to-toe, it’s pop pop pop before the poor SOB on the receiving end can even think about mounting a plausible defense. It’s sport. Game hunting. These are not fair fights. Yet they become indignant, calling it uncivilized, irrational and barbaric when an adversary, pushed too far, hauls off and pops them.