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CMax -

Fisking may be related to Fdisk-ing, which can in unskilled hands produce similar disruptiveness. (As in a:> fdisk /mbr) --;)

Dave -

It may also be derived from the popular Unix / Linux utility fsck, which checks and repairs a damaged file system

Alan -

It verges on "snafu" which dates from WWII US soldiers deeming an acronym to truely reflect what was going on.

AbuIskander -

Why do we need a new word for this? I thought <i>interstitial</i> was the term, so to thread interstitial remarks could pleasingly be <i>stitch</i> or even <i>stish</i>.

Alan -

Indeed. If you are going to create new language, rest it upon what has come before.