> What’s sad is that like most of “gaming lingo” they totally misunderstand the purpose and description of that word and simplified it into just an insult :\
Indeed, so many words are now just insults.
We discussed this in class yesterday over an article “Internet makes you stupid”, and I agree. Some research had concluded that the “ability” to read long text is gone, speech is worse, not just in general but the language itself is repetetive, uninformative and full of unsults and curses.
Having not been on the front row of this theatre but up on the stage with the actors, I can say that this is true. Although I think it’s a matter of how you use the internet. The majority rather reads their friend’s status update on Twitter, Facebook and instagram. “HarHar, just came from the toilet and now I’m 2 kgs ligther”, “Here’s a before and after picture of the scale, and here’s what’s in the toilet”.
Reading longer texts, well yes that’s gone too, TL;DR is by far the worst thing I read on any forum, and I’d say that’s a good indication of your reading abilities if you use it a lot.
Then there was some stuff on being easily irritated and anger outbursts, a lot of that on this forum, not being able to respect other people, also on this forum.
Very scary future.
So I’d say it’s natural that any word used to describe a person in a negative way is quickly transformed into an insult that can be used anywhere at any time by the ones who doesn’t know better. They also often defend their bad attitude, grammar and language with “Herpaderp, this is the internet EVERYONE swears and uses bad grammar”.
One of the more moronic excuses to be noneducated, then again, those two go hand in hand.
OT: Apart from the negative lingo, yes I hope that there is some skill tracking.