Spehling and U!
In my guild on Stormrage, whe had a rule. It was one of only four required to join and stay in the guild. “No vowel discrimination”. With 101 keys at the typist’s disposition, there’s really no need to use SMS abbreviations or l337 speak when communicating in Orgrimmar, the guild channel, or anywhere for that matter. Lately, thanks to a global LFG channel, I’ve become even more allergic to the proliferation of bad English.
There’s the mentioned vowel discriminator. “Wut armor u got” is almost as egregious as “lol, ur ghey, nub”. Always well received the “r u” and “wut qwest u do” combinations. “gief water”, “gief bread”, and “port plz” secure the typist an even quicker entry into my ignore list than the well spoken variants, though I must admit I do ignore them, too.
But the crown, the leader, the mother lode, of grievous communication is the misspelling of words we see every day. “Exualted” or “Exaulted” makes me cringe almost as much as “Tauren Mill” or “Ogrimmer”. The spammer advertising “Devaite Delight” needs a good whack on the head as much as the guy looking for a “Rouge” in LFG. If anything, that’d be an item, not a class, and belongs into Trade.
In that vein, “Can any body gif me linnen?” so I can make a rope to hang the biggest offenders? What’s your chat channel pet peeve? Aside from where Mankrik’s wife is, because we all know, asking for that is a Hoard Rite of Passgae.