So Mike Philbin called me a jingoist on SL and Matt agrees with him.  Or rather, by his silence, he agrees with Mike.

According to the Houghton Mifflin online dictionary, a jingoist is as follows:

One who vociferously supports one’s country, especially one who supports a belligerent foreign policy; a chauvinistic patriot.


  1. Of or relating to a chauvinistic patriot.
  2. Characterized by chauvinistic patriotism.


Now, I am wondering how that definition he has given me applies to his complaint about my review.  I see nothing chauvinist or militantly patriotic in my review of his book.

Hey, Mikie, please come over here and explain what you meant or acknowledge that you did not know what the word meant when you used it.  Tell us what you REALLY REALLY THINK of my review