Blood Elfs and Night Elfs, there/their/they're, Dwarfs, Taurens, Worgens, and Drani.
“Far, far below the deepest delvings of the dwarves, the world is gnawed by nameless things.”
I wonder if this has happened to anyone else, but alot of people i've met refer to the class monk as panda
ie: Panda dps is so weak!
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Definitely than/then, it's like 99% of the people confuse between those, I always see "then" being used and never "than" no matter what...
Not really a spelling mistake but more grammar errors that infuriate me: than, then, could of instead of could have etc. Not claiming to be perfect by any means but people should know these.
You're aware of that WoW is 12+?
In the society we live, I can't seem to connect a world where 12+ speak or write flawless english (at least for EU people, and even for US at that age 12-15) . Just no. Not going to happen' There's a hidden seed in the whole bunch but that's about it.
We aren't talking about formal text here either! It'd be a different story if we, as a society, started producing novels and other documents with all of the spelling/grammatical behaviors listed in this thread. It would take far, far more to "butcher" the English language to the point you're insinuating. If and when your scenario does play out, with regards to the English language, I can almost guarantee that casual internet chatting will not be listed as a catalyst. World of Warcraft is a casual hobby which allows for casual conversation. Chatting doesn't require perfect use of the language.
That said, I can't fault people for missing commas now and then, or failing to spell certain locales properly (Orgrimmar comes to mind).
And i'l win the fight!
I'm a powe load
"your" and "you're"
Quick tid bit of information for a Windows based PC user: ê = alt+0234 and é - alt+0233. Not entirely complicated. Mac users, I do not know as I do not use a Mac.
“Do not lose time on daily trivialities. Do not dwell on petty detail. For all of these things melt away and drift apart within the obscure traffic of time. Live well and live broadly. You are alive and living now. Now is the envy of all of the dead.” ~ Emily3, World of Tomorrow
Anyone in this thread that has issued a statement with the general idea of:
"Speaking in proper grammar isn't important as long as you can convey the message of which you're intending".
While I do agree with you; I also feel its a way of conveying your general intelligence. I feel most people are annoyed because they feel like they're talking to a person of lower intelligence. Most people who are well written and well spoken can be counted on to pay attention, play well and understand the ideas and encounters they're confronted with.
I don't think most people care if you miss a comma, but most offenders go WAY beyond that. Most of the people I encounter who screw up simple English also write things such as: "OMG I WAS LIKE FITING THIS ROUGE N HE KILED ME CUZ I WASNT PAING AATN LIK NORMLE".
Most of those people are way older than 12+ and may not be the brightest crayon in the box. Speaking of which... I wasn't speaking or writing in ANY manner of that nightmarish jumble of words when I was 12.
The fact that these typically aren't mistakes makes it worse.
"Look around you. We're all liars here, and every one of us is better than you" - PB
"I see we have visitors. Two arms!" - Mar'tak
lol I never understood what MT stood for