In some circles disputing the host or other guests is impolite. This leaves the field of conversation open only to the bores. Opening the field to dispute with politeness rules makes for arbitrary standards of politeness. What's polite for one is impolite for another. What's polite today is impolite tomorrow. Arbitrary standards are easy for tricksters to game. Figure out or lobby for where the line is drawn then fly just below and goad your more able opponent to cross it.
The hecklers veto.
If you can't goad the opponent to cross the line, either by yourself or by swarm, you can still hope the rulers, unable or unwilling to infract the goads, will shut down the conversation anyway "to keep the peace".
So the strategy of the trickster is to lobby the rulers to hold that words that best describe the trickster are impolite.