vitriolic replies to remarks attributed to plaintiff were not libelous per se.

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237 Libel and SlanderWhere vitriolic replies to remarks attributed to plaintiff were directed to plaintiff as potential political foe and not as an accountant, words “horse’s ass,” “jerk,” “idiot” and “paranoid” used in such context were not libelous per se.
Blouin v. Anton, 431 A.2d 489 (Vt. 1981)