As a writer and a blogger, there are times when I take a slightly controversial stance, and yes, sometimes I end up getting "yelled" at and called a few things. I can take it and give it back when desired.
There are a few instances when it really gets under my skin however, and it's just happened again.
My book, "Rules, Britannia" was written for Americans travelling to the UK and has generally met with positive reviews. What's to dislike? It's helpful, funny, and I deliberately kept my own opinions out of of it because I wanted to deliver the facts, and nothing but the facts, about life in the UK. Each chapter was triple checked by resident Brits, and the entire manuscript inspected by one of my publisher's editors. I don't mind if people say it's not their cup of tea, or with people who never venture further than London, that they didn't find it particularly helpful. (I did say in the intro that it wasn't a tourist guide.)
The woman entitled her review "A really fun read, but I know of at least 1 inaccuracy", then went on to say that she had been told both that a sweater is NEVER called a Sloppy Joe in England, but then two other people had told her it was. What?!?
Amazon reviewer,- I'm thrilled you thought the book was a "fun read", but do you really know of an inaccuracy? You think I might be wrong but you choose to believe the people who merely don't know of the Sloppy Joe sweater/jumper instead of those who confirm my factoid. (There was even a discussion of the sweater versus jumper, exposing the forum commenters as fairly ignorant of the whole international "wardrobe" conversation.) As I said, I don't mind if you don't like my work but please don't question my credibility because of your own ignorance. That's neither a fair nor a thorough review.