How do you spell this word? Def: Heavy criticism

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Flak
23
59%
Flack
12
31%
Flac
2
5%
Phlack
2
5%
Phlac
0
No votes
Phlak
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No votes
Other
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Total votes: 39

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How do you spell this word? Def: Heavy criticism

Post by HugoTroop » May 19th, 2020, 4:16 pm

How do you spell this word? Definition: Heavy criticism.

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Correct Answer:
Flak. It's based on the German acronym "FlaK", from "FlugabwehrKanone", meaning anti-aircraft gun. The term was adopted by both the Germans and western Allies to refer to any sort of anti-aircraft fire. This became metaphorically adapted to mean harsh criticism.

"Flack" is generally used to mean an agent of the press. Those other spellings are there for fun.
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