Literal-Minded

Linguistic commentary from a guy who takes things too literally

More on Gamers’ English

Posted by Neal on November 9, 2004

When I was looking into the videogame-related meaning of boss discussed in my last post, I came across an article called “Talk Like a Gamer.” It’s written by Greg Costikyan, the expert I cited in the last post, and originally appeared in Verbatim magazine. My favorite items: the noun griefer, and the verb nerf.

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