Polemic is a mode of writing or speaking that uses vigorous and combative language to defend or oppose someone or something.
Adjectives: polemic and polemical.
The art or practice of disputation is called polemics.A person who is skilled in debate or who is inclined to argue vehemently in opposition to others is called a polemicist (or, less commonly, a polemist).
Hi Jules, No doubt I said that the examples were very common, but I should also add that they can still work well if handled properly.
You seem to be headed in the right direction.
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